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

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Science  17 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3764, pp. 847-849
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3764.847


Regular visitors at one site (experimental) in a linear series of sites normally recruit inexperienced hive mates to or near that site. If bees from a second hive were allowed to forage at both control sites, however, recruits from the experimental hive, while orienting to these sites, exhibited no evidence of having used any distance information they might have received before leaving their parent hive.