Dancing Honeybee Using Vector Calculus to Communicate
By Murray Bourne, 04 Jan 2008
This week's movie shows how honeybees communicate the distance and direction of a food source to their nestmates.
Actually, this involves "vectors" more than "calculus", but it's kind of cool how it works.
There's an issue with gender in this movie. Forager bees are females, not males.
See the 3 Comments below.
6 Jan 2008 at 11:28 am [Comment permalink]
It's a shame they don't explain better about how the distance to the flowers is communicated.
But it was an interesting movie.
20 Jan 2008 at 6:51 am [Comment permalink]
18 Oct 2011 at 11:58 pm [Comment permalink]
wow! that was very fun to watch!