Honey Bees: Do They Use the Direction Information Contained in Their Dance Maneuver?

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Science  17 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3764, pp. 844-847
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3764.844


Direction communication experiments, when controlled against unilateral visitation of trained foragers at the experimental site, exhibited no evidence supporting the precision of communication suggested in the dance "language" hypothesis. Results compare well with those which might be expected on the basis of the geometric arrangement of the feeding dishes.