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