Thanks Eduardo and Bernhard!
Some very interesting points you both bring forth.
A lot we know... a lot more we do not. Someone, a few days ago, posted a nice presentation, right here, on this very forum, with
Dr. Seeley on some of these fascinating signals used in the hive for communication. By the bees that is. Highly recommended. I learned a lot from it. And even Dr. Seeley has, still, a few unexplained bee signals left in his question bag. Wow.
What amazed me was that Dr. Seeley mentions Dr. Karl von Frisch, scratching his head , while trying to interpret what at that time was still and what remained a puzzle for him.
Enter Dr. Seeley, so many years later, on another continent, looking to find something, bee behavior related, and yet in the process, he finds the correct explanation of what von Frisch could not at that time. His time that is.
Namely, "the beep signal" another form of direct, vibratory, tactile and more than likely a pheromonal signal, all rolled in one behavior.
Also worth noticing, Dr. Seeley has 2 very popular books out there. One is The Wisdom of The Hive and the other is Honey Bee Democracy.
Wisdom and Democracy. Wow. Heavy, loaded, meaningful words. Full of deep meaning. Bees. The greatest teachers.
Never occurred to me, well until now, why Dr. Seeley would not join the book selling campaign/marketing of the ever popular series "for dummies'". Or "idiot's guide".
It would have been a massive pain to put the words Wisdom and Democracy in those type of titles. That's just me now. Pondering.
Shoo, that Wisdom of the Hive book, is north of $100.00. Yeah.
And Bernhard, that neurobiology stuff...wow mama!