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What’s the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?

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How do honeybees tell each other where the best flowers are? Behold the waggle dance, the wonderful way that honeybees communicate their instructions for finding those productive flowers again. Using vibrations, her positioning, and the amount of time that she waggles, she’s able to provide clear directions to her fellow workers.

Watch how the waggle dance works in this clip from Micro Monsters with David Attenborough.

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Next: Bees and the Waggle Dance and How Do Bees Make Honey?

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The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
by Joanna Cole (Author), Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
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