...And Now, a Word from the Honey Bee. Take Notes!
Have you ever wondered how bees communicate with each other? They are so well organized. How do they do it?? Honey Bees have a very interesting "language," a means of communicating with one another. When a worker goes out and discovers a flower with good nectar flow, she returns to the hive and "tells" the other workers about it- the type of flower, its direction from the hive, and how far away it is. The type of flower involved is communicated by means of its odor, either on the body hairs of the returning bee or in the nectar it brings back from the flower. The distance and direction of the flower from the hive are "told" by means of a dance put on by the returning worker. Many social insects have a "language" or a means of communication, but its exact nature is known in relatively few species.