External validation of the new calibration for mapping honey bee waggle dances

Morgan K. Carr-Markell, Marla Spivak

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e8
JournalAnimal Behaviour
Volume172
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Belwin Conservancy and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation for allowing us to keep honey bees and collect calibration data on their land, Keith Johnson, Rebecca Masterman, Bridget Mendel, the whole UMN Bee Squad and the farm staff for their assistance with experimental design and logistics, Cora Demler, Brooke Sommerfeldt and Rachel Urick for their help with field work and dance decoding, Diane Larson, Dan Cariveau, Emilie Snell-Rood and two anonymous referees for their advice and thoughtful critiques, Gary Reuter for his help with the observation hive shed/feeder and with colony maintenance, and Roger Schürch and Margaret Couvillon for their work on duration/distance calibration and for corresponding with us about this external test of their new calibration. Funds for collection of the calibration data sets analysed in this forum article came from a Project Apis m-Costco Honey Bee Health Fellowship and grants from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture , General Mills , Aveda and Madhava Sweeteners.

Funding Information:
We thank Belwin Conservancy and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation for allowing us to keep honey bees and collect calibration data on their land, Keith Johnson, Rebecca Masterman, Bridget Mendel, the whole UMN Bee Squad and the farm staff for their assistance with experimental design and logistics, Cora Demler, Brooke Sommerfeldt and Rachel Urick for their help with field work and dance decoding, Diane Larson, Dan Cariveau, Emilie Snell-Rood and two anonymous referees for their advice and thoughtful critiques, Gary Reuter for his help with the observation hive shed/feeder and with colony maintenance, and Roger Sch?rch and Margaret Couvillon for their work on duration/distance calibration and for corresponding with us about this external test of their new calibration. Funds for collection of the calibration data sets analysed in this forum article came from a Project Apis m-Costco Honey Bee Health Fellowship and grants from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, General Mills, Aveda and Madhava Sweeteners.

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Keywords

  • Apis mellifera
  • calibration
  • communication
  • foraging
  • waggle dance

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