Honeybees can be recruited by a mechanical model of a dancing bee

@article{Michelsen2004HoneybeesCB,
  title={Honeybees can be recruited by a mechanical model of a dancing bee},
  author={Axel Michelsen and Bent Bach Andersen and Wolfgang H. Kirchner and Martin Lindauer},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2004},
  volume={76},
  pages={277-280}
}
Une fausse abeille a ete construite, animee par des moteurs, qui simule la danse de recrutement. L'efficacite de ce dispositif est testee en etudiant le transfert d'information de distance et de localisation entre le modele et les ouvriers 
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