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Dancing for Their Supper: Foraging Ecology and the Dance Language of the Honey Bee

Synopsis
Shows in detail the dance language of honey bees, the language by which they pass on information to other hive members about the location, distance and direction of nectar or pollen-rich flower patches. Teaches the scientific skills necessary to conduct research on the honey bee dance language, showing how to work with an observation hive and how to decode the language. Covers: how the dance forms an integral part of the foraging ecology of honey bees; how it is part of the honey bees’ information transfer system; how to record the dance language and collate the data; how to translate this into foraging locations. Includes a 13-minute shot of the observation hive shows bees performing wag-tail dance. This provides a useful study aid to honey bee dance activity out of season or in bad weather.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1997
Uses
Undergraduate life sciences teaching; bee enthusiasts.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
bees; insect behaviour

Online availability

URI
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Price
academic subscription
Delivery
Download

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£18.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
37 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

University of Sheffield Audio-Visual & Television Centre

Notes
see also Sheffield University Television

Distributor

Name

JISC MediaHub

Notes
NB. As of 1 September 2016, the Jisc MediaHub subscription service is no longer available. However, all the multimedia content that Jisc has licensed for use by higher and further education institutions, which is currently accessed via the MediaHub subscription, is available through a new service, MediaPlus, at http://mediaplus.alexanderstreet.com.
Name

University of Sheffield Learning & Teaching Services

Web
http://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/category.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=114 External site opens in new window
Phone
0114 22 20401
Address
New Spring House (Ground Floor)
231 Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2GW
United Kingdom
Notes
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