Honeybee colonies achieve fitness through dancing

  title={Honeybee colonies achieve fitness through dancing},
  author={Gavin Sherman and P. Kirk Visscher},
The honeybee dance language, in which foragers perform dances containing information about the distance and direction to food sources, is the quintessential example of symbolic communication in non-primates. The dance language has been the subject of controversy, and of extensive research into the mechanisms of acquiring, decoding and evaluating the information in the dance. The dance language has been hypothesized, but not shown, to increase colony food collection. Here we show that colonies… CONTINUE READING
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