Behavior & Social Structure

The Amazing Way Bees Communicate

Bees communicate through a combination of dances, pheromones, and vibrations. The most famous is the “waggle dance,” used by forager bees to inform hive mates about the direction and distance to sources of nectar and pollen. Pheromones are chemical signals for various purposes, including marking paths, identifying colony members, and signaling distress. Vibrations or “piping”

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