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Published on Oct 23, 2007
See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/995224587 An inside look at a honeybee hive, including the labors of the queen, worker bees and drones, and remarkable close-up footage of the honeybee's "waggle dance," a method of providing directions to a pollen source that is the only known symbolic language existing outside of humans and lower primates.
From the "NATURE" season premiere "Silence of the Bees," aired on PBS Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. (check local listings). Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham narrates "NATURE," the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS. Major corporate support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Toyota. For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/nature