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The Honey Bee Dance

Honey bees are able to direct other bees to food sources through the round dance and the waggle dance. The round dance tells the other foragers that food is within 50 meters of the hive, but it does not provide much information regarding direction. The waggle dance, which may be vertical or horizontal, provides more detail about both the distance and the direction of the located food source. It is also hypothesized that the bees rely on their olfactory sense to help locate the food source once the foragers are given directions from the dances.

I thought is might be fun to be able to make a honey bee dance so go ahead and click in the box on the left with your mouse and make the bee dance. I find it hypnotic to watch the bee dance.