How Do Bees Communicate With Each Other?

By | November 9, 2017

Unlike human beings, bees cannot exchange by talking to each other or writing down some words. Even they do not use antenna. They are even deaf and cannot hear any voices. You may feel puzzled that they cannot communicate with each other but they always find the best flowers and work well in groups. Many scientists have done a lot of researches on the actions of bees and they were surprised to find that bees are really very clever. Read on, you will find how the bees communicate and exchange information with each other.

The bees have a special kind of language, they communicate by dancing. There are many kinds of bees in the world, but the most beneficial should be honeybees or hive bees. They usually live in hives. Each of the hives will have a queen who is responsible for creating more babies. And there are some drones and the majority of the bees are worker bees. Most of the communication happens among the worker bees. Every day, some worker bees will fly out to find the food source, when they find, they will fly back to tell others with the using of different types of dancing.

If the worker bees find a food source that is near the hive, they will fly back to the hive and perform a round dance. If they find the source that is far, they will make a waggle dance. The direction of the dance will be the direction of the source. For example, they may dance from right to left or left to right which shows the generally direction of the food source. And the total times of the dance will show the distance. The more times they dance, the further the source is. Sometimes, they will find a very good food source that is very rich; they will make the dance in higher speed. Otherwise, they will dance at lower speed.

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