Manuka Honey bees use dance to communicate

Manuka Honey Bees use dance to communicate

The Language of Bees = Dance

Manuka Honey bees and in fact all bees share a unique ability to communicate through “dance”. In the late forties and since then, scientists have been studying bee behavior in an effort to unravel their complex ability to communicate.

This video, by Gerogia Tech’s College of Computing is a great way to understand the fruits of their labour; in essence a complete and proven understanding of bee communication through “dance”.

So the next time you buy some Jellybush Honey sourced from Australia’s Manuka Honey bees, remember that these clever little creatures are indeed scientifically proven so.

How can honeybees communicate the locations of new food sources? Austrian biologist, Karl Von Frisch, devised an experiment to find out! By pairing the direction of the sun with the flow of gravity, honeybees are able to explain the distant locations of food by dancing. “The Waggle Dance of the Honeybee” details the design of Von Frisch’s famous experiment and explains the precise grammar of the honeybees dance language with high quality visualizations.

This video is a design documentary, developed by scientists at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing in order to better understand and share with others, the complex behaviors that can arise in social insects. Their goal at the Multi-Agent Robotics and Systems (MARS) Laboratory is to harness new computer vision techniques to accelerate biologists’ research in animal behavior. This behavioral research is then used, in turn, to design better systems of autonomous robots.


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