Quorum Sensing in Honeybee Swarms

Thomas D. Seeley and
P. Kirk Visscher
“Quorum sensing during nest-site selection by honeybee swarms”
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2004 56:594–601

Found at
www.culturaapicola.com.ar/apuntes/conducta/70_quorum.pdf

Description
An early test of the quorum sensing hypothesis. Bees have a complex and well-studied messaging system, based on body movement, which enables collective behavior.

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