Waggle dance of the honeybee

by Heidi Egerman June. 05, 2020 337 views

Honeybees have evolved an extraordinary form of communication known as the "waggle" dance. ... When a worker discovers a good source of nectar or pollen (note the pollen spores dusting this bee's back), she will return to the hive to perform a waggle dance to let her nest mates know where it lies.

The waggle dance tells the watching bees two things about a flower patch’s location: the distance and the direction away from the hive.

I’m sure there was a waggle dance performed to tell the many honey bees about my blackberry patch. They have kept their gathering under 50 and are practicing social distancing, as recommended here in Idaho.

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Jay Boggess 11 months ago

Great shot & fascinating commentary!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months ago

Thank You Jay.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Heidi Egerman 11 months ago

+1 smile +1   

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