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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. Bees are known to communicate the distance from the hive to a new source of food through the waggle dance (if the food source is far away) or the round dance (if the food source is nearby). But how do bees measure the distance in the first place? Collett explains in a Perspective that recent findings (Srinivasan et al.) demonstrate decisively that bees measure distance visually, integrating over time the optic flow of images that cross the retina as they fly through a landscape.

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      round dances,honeybees,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,food,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Life Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722022150950T,forager bee,waggle dances

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