Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Bees Translate Dances of Foreign Species

Mixed Hives Learn to Interpret Signals
By Ian Sample, The Guardian (UK), 6/4/2008

Honeybees can communicate with others from far-off continents by learning to interpret their dance moves, scientists have found.

The world's nine species of honeybee separated about 30m years ago and have since developed their own diverse dances, which are used like languages…

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