Bees are "warm blooded". Not quite like mammals, but they warm their thoraxes to above human body temperature in order to fly, and considerably hotter than that to ball invaders of their hives. They thermoregulate the broodnest to around 94 F. They don't hibernate, but maintain a cozy warm cluster, using a technique very similar to what Emperor Penguins do. This production of heat is only possible due to the large colonies they produce and their ability to store fuel to do it. It underlies what makes honeybees so amazing.
Most people have heard of the waggle dance, and some may know it conveys geometric information. But few know of the radar studies that show that bees can complete a triangle, navigating from a feeder station location they've used previously to one described to them in a waggle dance, effectively completing a triangle in a navigation solution. And they compensate for movement of the sun during the day. Since most people could not do this, it tends to get their respect.
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