Dance precision of Apis florea—clues to the evolution of the honeybee dance language?

  title={Dance precision of Apis florea—clues to the evolution of the honeybee dance language?},
  author={M. Beekman and R. Gloag and N. Even and Wandee Wattanachaiyingchareon and B. Oldroyd},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • M. Beekman, R. Gloag, +2 authors B. Oldroyd
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • All honeybee species make use of the waggle dance to communicate the direction and distance to both food sources and potential new nest sites. When foraging, all species face an identical problem: conveying information about profitable floral patches. However, profound differences in nesting biology (some nest in cavities while others nest in the open, often on a branch or a cliff face) may mean that species have different requirements when dancing to advertise new nest sites. In cavity nesting… CONTINUE READING
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