Bees Warn of Dangerous Flowers

Bees Warn of Dangerous FlowersIt has been discovered by scientists that bees are able to warn each other of dangerous flowers.

Dead bees were placed on flowers and the reactions of bees arriving to the flowers were recorded. It was found that they warn each other of the danger lurking between the petals of that flower. They make sure that other bees do not get killed by some dangerous predator.

They even take the message home, where they do a sort of waggle dance to show other bees where the danger is found.

This waggle dance is a very complicated and well-developed mode of communication. They can communicate distances and direction. More naive bees are taught where to go to find the best, safest and most plentiful flowers…

[Via: BBC]

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