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Biologist Discovers 'Stop' Signal in Honey Bee Communication


February 9, 2010

Honey bees Honey bees warn their nest mates about dangers they encounter while feeding with a special signal that's akin to a "stop" sign for bees. When foragers were attacked by competitors from nearby colonies fighting for food at an experimental feeder, they produced a specific signal to stop nest mates from recruiting others to the dangerous location. Full Story

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University of California, San Diego

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