Reports

Bees Have Magnetic Remanence

Science  15 Sep 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4360, pp. 1026-1028
DOI: 10.1126/science.201.4360.1026

Abstract

Honey bees orient to the earth's magnetic field. This ability may be associated with a region of transversely oriented magnetic material in the front of the abdomen. The magnetic moment apparently develops in the pupal state and persists in the adults.