What is the “decision-making method” that humans should learn from the honeybee society?
Bees are a late-summer to early-summer summer
At this time the number of worker bees following the new queen will reach about 10,000 which is two thirds of the worker bees in the original nest.
Swarms of the new queen bee gather in one place, overcoming the rain and wind
and send out 300-500 experienced worker bees as scouts in all directions to search for new nest sites.
When the scout finds an affordable site
the scout returns to the original flock and dances to indicate where the site is and the distance to the site, and insists on finding the site.
The worker bees waiting in the swarm will go out to the scout themselves with the information of the dance, and if they like the proposed site.
They will return to the swarm and dance.
In addition the evaluation criteria for the candidate site are that the size of the cavity appropriate for the nest
The size and position of the door way, the state of the wall surface, etc.
Scouts scattered in all directions claim their respective sites, so that in the flock you will soon be able to compete for the best site out of multiple sites.
The scout repeats investigation of the candidate site and dance in the flock and increases the number of friends who like the same candidate site as himself
But the number of times one scout goes back and forth between the candidate site and the flock is up to But about six times.
Some scouts may cause the scout, claiming another candidate, to stop heading or make a special warning sound to stop dancing.
Also, scouts surveying potential sites should always contact other scouts to determine the number of peers under investigation.
In general if 20 to 30 friends are flocking to the same candidate site.
the candidate site has won the majority of active scouts, and a certain number of friends are being investigated.
The scout will return to the flock and make a humming sound declaring the end of the election.
In this way, the new heaven where the new queen has a nest is determined.
If you look at this process, honeybee position determination is a tentative majority decision.
but it is a bit wild, such as a head butt
So it is somewhat doubtful that a really good candidate site will be selected.
However honeybee , the probability that the best candidate site is actually selected from multiple candidate sites is 95%, which is very accurate.
A simple and efficient decision-making process honeybee involves a non-verbal bee who can make a good candidate by dancing alone.
First, each scout who surveys the proposed site will fold the aptitude of the proposed site into a dance and advertise how good their site is.
In fact honeybee , the promotion is a little tricky, and the probability of expressing
a candidate site with excellent dance is about 80%.
However, scouts who support good candidate sites dance eagerly and try to increase their supporters steadily.
The number of times a scout advertising a good candidate site honeybee dances about 30 times throughout.
But the scout advertising a good candidate site sometimes dances about 90 times in total.
And last but not least is the most experienced 3-5% old bee dance.
Old bees do not have their own opinions and copy the dances of scouts
Near themselves later in the selection process.
Older bees support random scouting opinions but scouts that support good.
Candidates are more likely to dance so it is more likely that good opinions will be picked up.