The Language of Bees



Garden & Nature

Jürgen Tautz

Knesebeck Verlag

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13.6 x 21.0 cm
256 pages


20 color pictures, 30 color illustrations

In the history of bee research, scientists have studied life within a bee colony in depth and have learned a lot about bee behaviour. On the other hand, much remains unknown about how bees communicate outside the hive in order to find their way around or locate new sources of food. In this entertainingly written book and in terms easily understood by non-experts, Jürgen Tautz, -known bee researcher, not only explains the fascinating language of the bee dance but also examines other exciting phenomena which allow communication between bees.

Jürgen Tautz

Jürgen Tautz is behaviour scientist and does research on bees. He teaches at the Julius- Maximilians-University at Würzburg and received the Communicator price in 2012.
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