About This Project
Research has shown that honeybees use chemical signals as part of the waggle dance to share the location of rich food sources. I aim to determine if chemical signals are also used as part of the stop signal, a regulatory signal used to stop the waggle dancing of bees recruiting to food sources that have become dangerous (e.g. predatory risk). Finding a chemical profile would mean honeybees are more similar to bumblebees than originally thought (as the latter use pheromones to regulate foraging).