Bees dance to light the way

A new facet of the honeybee “waggle dance” - in which bees dance to inform their counterparts where to find a food source - has been uncovered.

Scientists from the University of Queensland have found bees use the pattern of polarised light in the sky (which is invisible to humans) to direct one another to food.

This discovery shines new light on how this tiny, social animal solves complex problems of communication and navigation.

Read more at The University of Queensland