# Honeybee Math: Bees = Smarter than You

#### SystemicAnomaly

##### Talk Tennis Guru
Honeybees appear to be masters of 6 dimensional math. Their bee dances utilize an intricate and explicit language that incorporates a high-level, esoteric math concept known as flag manifold. Bee dances are performed to indicate sources of nectar, pollen and water. They can also dance to convey information about new nest-site locations.

By performing these dances, successful foragers can share information about the precise distance and direction of patches of flowers that will yield nectar and pollen or other critical information with other members of the colony. Their dance choreography provides info relative to the position of the sun.

And, of course, the sun position changes during the day. Dancing bees that have been in the nest for an extended time adjust the angles of their dances to accommodate the changing direction of the sun. Therefore, bees that follow the waggle run of the dance are still correctly led to the food source even though its angle relative to the sun has changed.

http://discovermagazine.com/1997/nov/quantumhoneybees1263

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waggle_dance

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#### BarNotchky

##### Semi-Pro
Honeybees appear to be masters of 6 dimensional math. Their bee dances utilize an intricate and explicit language that incorporates a high-level, esoteric math concept known as flag manifold. Bee dances are performed to indicate sources of nectar, pollen and water. They can also dance to convey information about new nest-site locations.

By performing these dances, successful foragers can share information about the precise distance and direction of patches of flowers that will yield nectar and pollen or other critical information with other members of the colony. Their dance choreography provides info relative to the position of the sun.

And, of course, the sun position changes during the day. Dancing bees that have been in the nest for an extended time adjust the angles of their dances to accommodate the changing direction of the sun. Therefore, bees that follow the waggle run of the dance are still correctly led to the food source even though its angle relative to the sun has changed.

http://discovermagazine.com/1997/nov/quantumhoneybees1263

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waggle_dance

#### Azure

##### Legend
Incredibly clever is nature!!

#### Tennis_Hands

##### Bionic Poster
Have you seen a bee trapped behind a window and trying to find out how to get out?

Exactly.

#### ollinger

##### G.O.A.T.
Have you seen a bee trapped behind a window and trying to find out how to get out?
some of them only got a bee in math

#### SystemicAnomaly

##### Talk Tennis Guru
Have you seen a bee trapped behind a window and trying to find out how to get out?

Exactly.

A small % of the bee population suffer from a genetic chromosome 21 disorder and a few bees are, unfortunately, victims of environmental toxins, such as lead poisoning. Such bees are often mathematically-challenged... sadly, only capable of 4 or 5 dimensional math.

#### Lleytonstation

##### Legend
A small % of the bee population suffer from a genetic chromosome 21 disorder and a few bees are, unfortunately, victims of environmental toxins, such as lead poisoning. Such bees are often mathematically-challenged... sadly, only capable of 4 or 5 dimensional math.
Many autistic people see math in 4 dimensions.

#### SystemicAnomaly

##### Talk Tennis Guru
Many autistic people see math in 4 dimensions.
So an autistic person would be roughly equivalent to a mathematically-impaired bee.

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#### Azure

##### Legend
Many autistic people see math in 4 dimensions.
Are you saying that bees are autistic?

#### Lleytonstation

##### Legend
Are you saying that bees are autistic?
Maybe, I mean, I work with Autistic students all the time, and I could see it. Then again, bees seem to be social creatures, but the autistic students that I have known dont like social interaction... at all.

#### Azure

##### Legend
Maybe, I mean, I work with Autistic students all the time, and I could see it. Then again, bees seem to be social creatures, but the autistic students that I have known dont like social interaction... at all.
Bees were not social with me when I once accidentally disturbed a honeycomb

I thought you taught stats. When and how did you work with autistic kids?

#### Lleytonstation

##### Legend
Bees were not social with me when I once accidentally disturbed a honeycomb

I thought you taught stats. When and how did you work with autistic kids?
I currently have 2 students in stats and one in calculus. They are genius with numbers but very hard to work with at times. I have two that literally try to explain how they see it in 4 dimensions and I don't have any clue what they mean.

They can to all types of calculations in their heads instantly that would take my other very high cognitive students 10 minutes with a calculator.

#### KineticChain

##### Hall of Fame
bees think feder is goat. goaterer confirmed

#### Lleytonstation

##### Legend
bees think feder is goat. goaterer confirmed
Or think he is "tiger" hence the same color scheme.

#### KineticChain

##### Hall of Fame
Or think he is "tiger" hence the same color scheme.
roger tigerer, king of bees. chessmate, nadt4rds

#### GBplayer

##### Hall of Fame
So they get caught behind glass and can't workout how to get out?
Many autistic people see math in 4 dimensions.