Deciding on a new home: how do honeybees agree?
Britton, N. F., Franks, N. R., Pratt, S. C. and Seeley, T. D., 2002. Deciding on a new home: how do honeybees agree? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 269 (1498), pp. 1383-1388.
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A swarm of honeybees (Apis mellifera) is capable of selecting one nest-site when faced with a choice of several. We adapt classical mathematical models of disease, information and competing beliefs to such decision-making processes. We show that the collective decision may be arrived at without the necessity for any bee to make any comparison between sites.
|Creators||Britton, N. F., Franks, N. R., Pratt, S. C. and Seeley, T. D.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||collective decision-making,swarms,bees,nest-site choice,social insects,collective decision-making,apis mellifera,honeybees,ant,selection|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences|
|Additional Information||ID number: ISI:000176867700012|
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