I have heard that honeybees send out scouts, then based on the scout reports more bees go then come back and report and so they are supposed to be efficient decision makers.
Can you give as complete as possible of a description of how honeybee decision making works with regard to:
- finding new food/water sources for the hive
- deciding where to place a new colony
- how they determine if a big enough predator is around to merit a swarm
If you could point to published material that would also be appreciated.