Video: The Wonder of the Waggle Dance

A peek at the wondrous Waggle Dance, as narrated by the inimitable David Attenborough.

If you were switched on the ABC’s programming mid last year, you may have been fortunate enough to catch a screening of the 2013 Smithsonian Channel series Micro Monsters with David Attenborough. Episode 3, “Family”, capture some of the best up close footage of the waggle dance we’ve seen.

The waggle dance truly is a wonder of the bee world. And what a precious gift it is to be able to witness this interaction, usually hidden away within a hive. It may be all the more precious, with new research recently indicating that “the renowned ‘waggle dance’ is no longer relevant for urban hives“!

Some bees will always waggle, we hope. Watch the fascinating video below to see why.

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