Global Waggle Dance Challenge
What is it?
The Global Online Waggle Dance Challenge is a fun activity that promotes interest in honey bees. The dance mimics the extraordinary way honey bees communicate and celebrates bees’ crucial role in pollination and food security.
The Global Online Waggle Dance has been designed to allow people to unite from anywhere in the world from the safety of their own home so that they can become part of this global celebration.
Who can be involved?
Everyone, individuals, school groups, businesses, all welcome.
Our goal is to have 20,000 waggle dance videos uploaded, from 20 countries in 2020, to represent the 20,000 species of bees that exist globally.
Bees Waggle Dance
Honeybees are known to communicate in a dance language called the waggle dance. It is an important part of how they provide food for the bee community.
The direction the bee moves in relation to the hive indicates direction of the food source (pollen or nectar); if it moves vertically, the direction to the food source is directly towards the sun.
The duration of the waggle part of the dance signifies the distance from the hive.
Waggle 2020 Compilation Release
We will release a final 2020 Waggle Dance compilation, with all the submitted videos from 2020 will be released on the 20th of January 2021.
The 2020 Global Online Waggle Dance Challenge is an Australian-led global celebration and is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Canterbury, Rotarians for Bees and The Wheen Bee Foundation