Report finds bees buzz each other, communicate with electrical fields
Posted: September 29, 2013 at 4:45 a.m.
The electrical fields that build up on honeybees as they fly, flutter their wings or rub body parts together appear to allow the insects to talk to each other, a new study suggests. Tests show that the electrical fields, which can be quite strong, deflect the bees’ antennae, which, in turn, provide signals to the brain through specialized organs at their bases.
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