Honey bees show dance pattern to communicate – A review

Momin Aziz Khan, Naiha Ijaz Sulehri, Muhammad Talha, Aqsa Nazar, Hafiz Ghulam Muhu-Din Ahmed


The honey bee language is considered by many to be one of the most interesting systems for animal communications, used for recruitment to food sources. Honeybee's forager dancers communicate food and other resources to the household by quantity, consistency, direction, and spatial location. The waggle dance was interesting and complex, which bees used for spatial information on desired resources. All honeybee species use the waggle dance to convey their position and distance from food sources and possible new nest sites. The research was carried out on dance communication, earlier ideas, controversies, and solutions gave a broad overview. In this analysis, unique problems are focused on as follows: (a) multiple dance forms. (b) Distance and path calculation (c) How bees do dark hive dance.? Several experiments verified that bees perform various kinds of dance, depending on their particular task. There is, however, still a lack of comprehensive knowledge on other types of dances, which help us solve numerous questions and help us better understand the meaning of the different kinds of dances carried in and outside the hive by honeybees.


Commuinaction, dance, distance, direction, the honeybee

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33865/wjb.006.02.414


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