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Researchers build a working dictionary of
1,500 dance moves that bees use to
communicate with each other while flying
in formation

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Posted By: Imright, 2/15/2020 12:02:37 AM

A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota have created a working dictionary of more than 1,500 unique dance moves used by bees to communicate with each other.The list was compiled as part of a larger study into how land managers might prepare natural habitats to be more accommodating to bees, whose populations have been in rapid decline in recent years.The team, led by University of Minnesota's Morgan Carr-Markell, brought two large bee colonies to two different sites in Minnesota where previously developed land had been reconverted into prairieland with a mix of native and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 2/15/2020 12:50:10 AM (No. 318884)
The waggle dance has been known for at least 50 years. But the complicated “dictionary” info is fascinating.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/15/2020 1:48:06 AM (No. 318893)
I could communicate with them if they know the electric slide and the cupid shuffle.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: FleetUSA 2/15/2020 5:47:33 AM (No. 318916)
And how much is being spent on this endeavor?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 2/15/2020 9:49:25 AM (No. 319127)
How much grant money went into this dictionary? Will it really help to accommodate bees so that their populations increase?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/15/2020 9:55:57 AM (No. 319139)
i have pointed out to you people that, as a professor, I believe about half of my colleagues, including myself, were somewhere on the autism scale. What kind of brain does a person have to have, to dedicate his or her life to a narrow academic pursuit?(I'm not being critical, just observing reality.)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 2/15/2020 10:14:04 AM (No. 319174)
Interesting story, then it led into a BS load of manure from Greenpeace. Greenpeace lies continuously, so I will never bother trying to sort out their lies from some truths that might be along for the ride.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/15/2020 12:52:06 PM (No. 319404)
Oh, and you must remember that his just popped into a Bee's brain one day, and from that moment on, it was part of its DNA to pass on to billions of other Bees. Of course that is total "Bee S." God is the master "programmer" and He alone is the author of the complex and beautiful nature of creation. While the plagiarist Darwin would only observe characteristics at the macro level, he NEVER addressed microscopic issues, or especially the complex programming each creature has at birth.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob 2/15/2020 6:21:24 PM (No. 319635)
When I look at the behavior of some humans I have an even stronger admiration for these beneficial insects.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 2/15/2020 10:07:37 PM (No. 319769)
I'll be impressed when they stage The Nutcracker!" 😜
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