Vibration signal

Honey bee vibration signal

Vibration signal performed by worker on the left (red) on worker on the right (black). After Seeley (1995, fig. 6.3) [1].

The vibration signal (also called "shaking signal") consists of a worker rapidly vibrating its body dorso-ventrally for one to two seconds while grasping a recipient
with its forelegs. The recipient can be a worker [2], queen [3], drone [4] or queen cell [2].
Due to its relatively low frequency the shaking signal can be readily observed with the naked eye.

Review: [5]