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  1. Bee Forum
    Does the Earth's Magnetic Field Serve as a Reference for Alignment of the Honeybee Waggle Dance? The honeybee (Apis mellifera) waggle dance, which is performed inside the hive by forager bees, informs hive mates about a potent food source, and recruits them to its location. It consists of a...
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    Dance Communication Affects Consistency, but Not Breadth, of Resource Use in Pollen-Foraging Honey Bees In groups of cooperatively foraging individuals, communication may improve the group’s performance by directing foraging effort to where it is most useful. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) use a...
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    Dancing Bees Improve Colony Foraging Success as Long-Term Benefits Outweigh Short-Term Costs Waggle dancing bees provide nestmates with spatial information about high quality resources. Surprisingly, attempts to quantify the benefits of this encoded spatial information have failed to find...
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    Non-Consumptive Predator Effects Shape Honey Bee Foraging and Recruitment Dancing Predators can reduce bee pollination and plant fitness through successful predation and non-consumptive effects. In honey bees, evidence of predation or a direct attack can decrease recruitment dancing and thereby...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    A few days ago I noticed a couple of bees frantically going from each bee coming home (so I assume they are guards) but every 3rd or 4th bee they greet they kind of climb on or get very close to and they (the assumed guard) shakes/vibrates for about 1 second. Also the assumed guard quite often...
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