The flight paths of honeybees recruited by the waggle dance

  title={The flight paths of honeybees recruited by the waggle dance},
  author={J. R. Riley and U. Greggers and A. Smith and D. R. Reynolds and R. Menzel},
  • J. R. Riley, U. Greggers, +2 authors R. Menzel
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • In the ‘dance language’ of honeybees, the dancer generates a specific, coded message that describes the direction and distance from the hive of a new food source, and this message is displaced in both space and time from the dancer's discovery of that source. Karl von Frisch concluded that bees ‘recruited’ by this dance used the information encoded in it to guide them directly to the remote food source, and this Nobel Prize-winning discovery revealed the most sophisticated example of non… CONTINUE READING

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