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Watch them waggle: bees dance better after lessons from elders

Apis mellifera (honey bee) - waggle dance. Dancer surrounded by others foragers.

Younger bees know how to do a ‘dance’ that encodes messages to hive mates, but they perfect their moves by watching the dances of older bees. Credit: Paul Starosta/Getty

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Nature 615, 376 (2023)



  1. Dong, S., Lin, T., Nieh, J. C. & Tan, K. Science 379, 1015–1018 (2023).

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