Deciding on a new home: how do honeybees agree?

@article{Britton2002DecidingOA,
  title={Deciding on a new home: how do honeybees agree?},
  author={N. F. Britton and Nigel R. Franks and Stephen C Pratt and Thomas D Seeley},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={269 1498},
  pages={1383-8}
}
A swarm of honeybees (Apis mellifera) is capable of selecting one nest-site when faced with a choice of several. We adapt classical mathematical models of disease, information and competing beliefs to such decision-making processes. We show that the collective decision may be arrived at without the necessity for any bee to make any comparison between sites. 
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