Rocking movements are performed by young bees. The purpose of these movements is the cleansing and polishing of the interior of the hive. The same operations are also performed on exterior parts of the hive to provide a clean clustering space. The liking of bees for smooth surfaces seems to cause this mechanical cleansing process.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1932
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