KRSNA-BOOK, Ch 35: [...] Being pleased by the humming sound of the bees, Krishna would play His flute, and together the sounds became so sweet to hear that the aquatics, the cranes, swans and ducks and other birds were charmed. Full Chapter
The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) — Decode the Honey Bee Waggle Dance Workshop – Honey bees have sophisticated communication systems which they use to coordinate colony activities. The best known is the ‘waggle dance’.
Foragers who have located profitable flower patches make waggle dances back in the hive.These communicate the direction and distance of the flower patch to nest mate bees who follow the dance.
In 1973 Karl von Frisch received a Nobel Prize for discovering the waggle dance. The waggle dance is one of the few scientific discoveries awarded a Nobel Prize that can be seen with the naked eye.
The honey bee is the only animal that “tells you where it has been”. This can be used in many ways by scientists. It can be used, for example, to investigate how flying insects measure distance. It can also be used to learn where honey bees are collecting food, and to study their foraging patterns and they vary with time.
The workshop is targeted at anyone interested in science, as well as people with particular interests in honey bees, plants, and conservation.
The workshop will be taught by Professor Francis Ratnieks, Dr. Margaret Couvillon, Ms. Fiona Riddell and other bee researchers from the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex. LASI is using dance decoding to understand honey bee foraging as part of the Sussex Plan for Honey Bee Health & Well Being.