Bee Electricity, Part Two

A while back I posted an article about bees sensing the electrical fields of flower petals. Now something even more interesting has come to light:

Bees Buzz Each Other, but Not the Way You Think

Beyond the mechanism of electrical fields affecting honeybee antennae, the article suggests that electrical fields may be the solution to the longstanding mystery regarding the way honeybees sense each other’s waggle dances in a dark, crowded hive. I can’t help trying to imagine what this sense must “feel” like for the bees. Is it a kind of sight?

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