A series of movements performed in the hive by worker honeybees to inform the colony of the direction and distance to a food source.
- They do a bee dance to let the rest of the hive know they've discovered a source of nectar.
- Sometimes the bee dance may be defective, or the bees may not be able to find their way to the nectar due to high wind or other unfavorable conditions.
- Thus, although the dance of the honeybee contains locational information about food sources, it is not necessary to assume that bee dances convey this information to other bees.
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