Science: Honeyed Words

Among scientific apiarists. Austrian-born Dr. Karl von Frisch of the University of Munich is widely icgarded as the know-all of the bee-alls. More than 20 years ago. Von Frisch discovered that bees communicate in a highly complex code by dancing on the honeycomb. A decade ago.

he deciphered part of their choreographic language, reported that scout bees use different dance steps to tell a swarm of workers the location of a nectar trove and the richness of the find.

Still active at 74, Von Frisch has now reported his latest discovery: subspecies of the...

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