Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 17th May 2009

Waggle Dance Evolution

Bee collecting pollen at the Del Mar fairgrounds (c) Jon Sullivan

How did the waggle dance - the complex dance that honeybees use to describe the whereabouts of good food - evolve in small steps?  We find out in this Question of the Week.  Plus, we ask where human evolution is taking us...

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  • How did the waggle dance evolve?

    Hello. I was watching a programme on television the other day about bees and how they do a wee dance to tell the other bees where the flowers are. I was talking about this with my friend the other night and about evolution. Neither of us could think of a way that the bee dance co...



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