Story: Beekeeping

Waggle dance

Austrian zoologist and 1973 Nobel prizewinner Karl von Frisch noticed that a bee waggle dance indicates food is at a distance in the direction of the waggle. A round dance shows food is close by, as does releasing a floral odour.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Bee activities and communication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008