Kaitlyn Preece

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All honeybees use the waggle dance to recruit nestmates. Studies on the dance precision of Apis mellifera have shown that the dance is often imprecise. Two hypotheses have been put forward aimed at explaining this imprecision. The first argues that imprecision in the context of foraging is adaptive as it ensures that the dance advertises the same patch size(More)
Honeybees use the dance language to communicate the location of profitable food resources to nestmates. During nectar foraging, bees alter the duration of the return phase of the dance to reflect the source’s quality. For more profitable resources, the return phase is shorter; this effectively makes the dance ‘livelier’. Bees also increase the number of(More)
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