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How To Kill A Scout Bee

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One of the most fascinating studies of insects was made by Karl von Frisch, who spent years trying to translate the language of the honeybee. If the food is nearby, the bee makes a series of circular movement. Frisch found that after a bee has discovered a source of food, it returned to the hive. Once back at the hive, it does a complicated dance on the wall of the honeycomb. In this short, complex dance, the scout bee has given the hive information that is vital to its survival. The dance tells the other bees two things: the distance of the food from the hive and the direction in which it lies. If the food is far away, the bee dances in short straight lines. The scout bee shows direction by the position of its dance. And that’s how bees find

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