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How do bees do the waggle dance?


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May 14, 2012 7:27PM

Bees do the waggle dance where they communicate to their hive mates. Is the term for a particular figure of 8 dance of the honey bee. This dance allows the bees to share information of the direction and distance of flowers; water sources,housing or pollen with their mates. Consists of one or 100 more circuits. A worker bees waggle dance is running through a figure of 8 called a "waggle run" which is followed by a turn to the right to circle back to the starting point; then followed by another waggle run but this time turning to the left. The bees adjust the angles of their dances to accommodate with the changing direction of the sun.