Bees Have Rules

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Science  02 Nov 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4418, pp. 571-573
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4418.571


Honey bees frequently dance with some view of the sky, orienting themselves to the sun or natural patterns of polarized skylight. Three new conventions have been discovered in the dance language which are used in these circumstances to eliminate potential ambiguity in the dance message.