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?