National Geographic : 1959 Aug
© NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Dance of plenty, performed by a pollen-laden bee (left, center), lures a circle of excited work ers. Speed and pattern of her steps, according to Austrian scientist Karl von Frisch, reveal the location of a new find. Without further guidance, the audience buzzes unerringly to the bonanza. 210 Living air conditioners ventilate their home by furious fanning of wings. Bees maintain brood temperature at 93-950 F. On hot days they spread water over the combs to cool them by evapora tion; in winter they mass atop the cells. Death occurs if the cluster drops below 28° F.