The Bees Algorithm

From Ethnobeeology  12/15/12
The foraging behaviors and waggle dances of honey bees (Apis mellifera) have assisted mathematicians and physicists in developing computer algorithms and understanding quantum mechanics (the behavior of quarks and other sub-atomic particles and waves).

The Bees Algorithm – A Novel Tool for Complex Optimisation Problems 

D.T. Pham, A. Ghanbarzadeh, E. Koç, S. Otri, S. Rahim , M. Zaidi

A new population-based search algorithm called the Bees Algorithm (BA) is presented. The algorithm mimics the food foraging behaviour of swarms of honey bees. In its basic version, the algorithm performs a kind of neighbourhood search combined with random search and can be used for both combinatorial optimisation and functional optimisation...