Dancing Bees Improve Colony Foraging Success as Long-Term Benefits Outweigh Short-Term Costs

@inproceedings{Schrch2014DancingBI,
  title={Dancing Bees Improve Colony Foraging Success as Long-Term Benefits Outweigh Short-Term Costs},
  author={Roger Sch{\"u}rch and Christoph Gr{\"u}ter},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Waggle dancing bees provide nestmates with spatial information about high quality resources. Surprisingly, attempts to quantify the benefits of this encoded spatial information have failed to find positive effects on colony foraging success under many ecological circumstances. Experimental designs have often involved measuring the foraging success of colonies that were repeatedly switched between oriented dances versus disoriented dances (i.e. communicating vectors versus not communicating… CONTINUE READING
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