The evolution of honey bee dance communication: a mechanistic perspective.
Andrew B. Barron et al. 2017
Communication in the Honey Bee
through Movement
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The most commonly known form of communication in bees is the waggle dance. It is illustrated on the right. What is less commonly known is that this is also used as a means of selection of new nest site for a swarming colony.
The second most commonly seen honey bee movement between bees is the dorso-ventral abdominal vibration (DVAV) signal. It is widely accepted as a message meaning: "prepare for greater activity".
The honey bee in the upper left is moving down and using her head to butt against the bee in the centre. Simultaneously, she produces a short pulse of sound which is the stop signal. This can be observed in many instances. When scouts are looking for a new nest site when swarming they can perform this stop sign to indicate that their proposed location is prefereable. It can also be seen when a superior food site has been found. the message is "Stop what you are suggesting and follow us".
Behaviour Locked Signal Analysis Reveals Weak 200–300 Hz Comb Vibrations During the Honey Bee Waggle Dance. James C Nieh et al. 2000
Extensive Vibrational
Characterisation and Long-Term
Monitoring of Honeybee Dorso-
Ventral Abdominal Vibration signals.
M. Ramsey rt al, 2018
Vibratory and Airbourne Sound Signals in Bee Communication (chapter 32 from book, sign up and get free dowload)