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Diagram of Honeybee Dance from TopNews.in

Diagram of Honeybee Dance from TopNews.in

Have you ever seen the waggle dance of the honeybee? This is one way honeybees communicate information to one another. Take a look at the diagram above. Notice the angle of 115 degrees (relating the nest to both the sun and source of nectar (“food patch”). Let’s take a look at the waggle dance.

For Pondering: How is this particular form of communication the same and/or different from our own. Think about the last time you communicated the location of an object (maybe food source – restaurant) to someone. Did you communicate solely with words?

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