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Bees Understand the Importance of Communicating to Help the Hive

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Soon the Bees will know the time is right to begin working with Queen Golda to lay eggs for the coming season. A question I’m often asked is how do the Bees communicate if they can’t speak?

Bees are one of the most intelligent insects in the animal world. Not only do they have their own sophisticated means of communication, they also have extraordinary navigation skills despite the fact that their eyesight is limited.

It’s common knowledge that honey bees can communicate with each other. They perform a series of movements called a “waggle dance” to tell each other where food is located or which spot is best for building a new colony. However, what many people don’t know is that the dance is extremely advanced. Honey bees know that the earth is round, and they take this fact into consideration when they’re learning the location of a certain food source. Aside from that, they can also calculate angles very easily just by reading their waggle dances. For example, if a bee dances from a 12 to 6 o’clock direction, that means food or home is located directly away from the sun. In contrast, a 6 to 12 o’clock movement signifies that bees are to “fly straight forward towards the sun”. A 7 to 1 o’clock movement means that the bees are to fly “to the right of the sun”.

Aside from communicating with each other, honey bees also navigate their surroundings through other means like remembering visual landmarks, taking the sun’s position into consideration, and using the Earth’s electromagnetic field.

When helping clients navigate through their financial planning, a lot of times it’s not only what I say that is important. Communicating and understanding our surroundings and life experiences can help us work towards a client’s successful plan.

Would you like better communication about your investment planning? We can work together to be sure your investments are in harmony with your values and help you meet your financial goals. Contact me by phone at 651-290-6114, email to, or find me on LinkedIn.

Bee well,

Jon Kvasnik, ChFC (aka King Bee)


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