Curious about how bees communicate and share food Trophallaxis: Bee Food Exchange and Communication Curious about how bees communicate and share food?
Let’s dive in! What Is Trophallaxis in Bees? Bees pass nectar, honey, and pollen between each other. It’s called Trophallaxis. Hungry bees ask for food by touching antennae, and the donors regurgitate the food directly into their mouths. This process happens from foragers to nurse bees to larvae. More Than Just Nourishment – Trophallaxis is more than food sharing; it’s also communication. Bees use this to stay informed. They even exchange odors and pheromones. In a hive, they’re like cells in a superorganism, working together for the greater good. Bees, the ultimate team players!