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August 23, 2012

Bee Quiz: Buzzed a Move

Now go tell the others.National Honey Bee Appreciation Day was August 18th. Did you brush up on your bee facts? Take our bee quiz to test your knowledge.

 

Bee Quiz

4.) How do bees communicate?


Answer:

Bees literally express themselves through dance. What looks to us like a lot of moving around in circles and a little tush-shaking every now and then is actually a form of communication. Bees that do this dance recruit other bees to forage for a source of food — thanks to the waggle dance, they know exactly where to find it. Now there's an effective mnemonic.

Watch the video below for some honeybee dance floor action — but you probably won't be able to understand the message unless you speak bee.

 --image by istock/Proxyminder

 

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