Bug Wisdom: Communication

Bug Wisdom: Communication

If you couldn’t talk or write, how would you get your point across? It’d be pretty difficult, right? Well, when it comes to communication, bees have it all figured out.

When bees communicate, they use scents and drastic movements as their “language” to other members of their colony. If queens need to stimulate worker bee activity inside the hive, they release a pheromone. Need an alarm to alert of danger to the colony? Pheromones. And perhaps the most intriguing method of communication, the “waggle dance” of unique bee flight maneuvers to point out a food source.

When it’s all said and done, to communicate effectively, sometimes you have to think outside of the box and find a way to be understood when words aren’t possible.