Do honey bees average directions in the waggle dance to determine a flight direction?

@article{Tanner2008DoHB,
  title={Do honey bees average directions in the waggle dance to determine a flight direction?},
  author={David A. Tanner and P. Kirk Visscher},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={1891-1898}
}
The waggle dance of the honey bee is a recruitment behavior used to communicate the location of a resource to a nest mate. There is, however, significant imprecision communicating the direction across waggle runs in a single dance. In this study, we ask whether honey bee recruits determine the direction of their flight based on an average of many waggle runs, or on a single waggle run. We show that the distribution of recruit flight directions is narrower than the distribution of directions… CONTINUE READING
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