Bees, China, Bombs, Circus, Machines

When Bees Argue

Robin Hanson | Overcoming Bias | 7th January 2020

How a newly formed swarm of bees decides where to build a first hive. The swarm — perhaps 10,000 strong — parks itself not far from its parent swarm, then dispatches 300-500 of its older members to scout out possible sites. The scouts come back with a short-list of possibilities, whose adva…

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