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Waggle for Direction
Waggle for Distance
You be the Bee


Bees can communicate to other bees the distance, direction, quality, and quantity of a food source with a unique dance.

Learn about bee dances, then try to interpret them yourself.


This activity requires the free QuickTime player/software.

Dances With Bees has been adapted from the Bee Dances activity of Interactive NOVA's Animal Pathfinders, © Apple Computer, Inc., WGBH Educational Foundation, and Peace River Films, Inc. Use of film clips courtesy Peace River Films, Inc.

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