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

  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},
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 
The Scent of the Waggle Dance
This study used solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry to show that waggle-dancing bees produce and release two alkanes, tricosane and pentacosane, and two alkenes, Z-(9)-tricosene and Z-pentacosene, onto their abdomens and into the air.
Recruitment communication in stingless bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini)
Meliponine recruitment communication is examined, focusing on evidence for contact-based, visual, olfactory, and acoustic communication and what these mechanisms can tell us about the evolution of recruitment communication in stingless bees.
Variation in the ability to communicate three-dimensional resource location by stingless bees from different habitats
Experimental feeder arrays are used to provide the first detailed evidence demonstrating that recruitment communication in Melipona can lead to large, rapid and highly significant increases in the number of nestmates visiting a specific location.
Acoustical communication in honeybees WH
Nearly all the social life of honeybees takes place in the darkness of the nest. Vision, which is of tremendous importance for orientation and navigation outside the nest, therefore does not play any
The biology of the dance language.
  • F. Dyer
  • Psychology
    Annual review of entomology
  • 2002
A broad synthesis of recent research on dance communication, concentrating on the areas that are currently the focus of active research on sensory and integrative mechanisms underlying the processing of spatial information in dance communication.
The dance legacy of Karl von Frisch
Some recent advancement in the understanding of the waggle dance is reviewed.
How honeybees perceive communication dances, studied by means of a mechanical model
A mechanical model of a dancing honeybee was used to investigate the role of various components of the wagging dance in the transfer of information to follower bees, and the results indicate that the wagged run is the “master component” of the dance.
Direct Visual Observation of Wing Movements during the Honey Bee Waggle Dance
The results of this study support the assumption that moving wings are the source of airborne sounds emitted during honey bee dances.
Foraging Honey Bees: How Foragers Determine and Transmit Information About Feeding Site Locations
The following contribution does not discuss the efficiency of dances, which is covered in other chapters of this book, but it rather tries to explain the physiology of this remarkable behavior.


Sound and vibrational signals in the dance language of the honeybee, Apis mellifera
Sound and vibrational signals exchanged by honeybees during the performance of wagging dances were simultaneously recorded by means of a microphone and a laser vibrometer to support the assumption that the begging signals are generated with the flight muscles.
Decoding the Language of the Bee
Some 60 years ago, many biologists thought that bees and other insects were totally color-blind animals. I was unable to believe it. For the bright colors of flowers can be understood only as an
The acoustic near field of a dancing honeybee
SummaryThe acoustic near field close to honeybees performing the wagging dance was investigated with pairs of small, matched microphones placed in various positions around the dancing bees. The dance
Failure to Confirm Cyclic AMP as Second Messenger for Norepinephrine in Rat Cerebellum
Microiontophoretic applications of adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cyclic AMP) to spontaneously active, electrophysiologically identified Purkinje cells of the rat cerebellum failed to mimic the
however (for it was the literal soul of the life of the Redeemer, John xv. io), is the peculiar token of fellowship with the Redeemer. That love to God (what is meant here is not God’s love to men)
Tanzsprache und Oftentierung der Bienen
  • 1965
Honeybee dance communication
  • Ecol. Sociobiol. 18, 207
  • 1986