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NC — young bees not connected, For1 — Foragers placed in raw 1, For2 — Foragers placed in raw 2 see Figure 1D for the tray location of foragers from groups For1 and For2 , S — young bees connected with a sealed tube, DM — young bees connected with a double-mesh divider, SM — young bees connected with a single-mesh divider. For more details on the types of cage connection, see Figure 1D.
Our circular statistics analyses suggest that at day 7 of the experiment, the phase difference between young bees and foragers is larger i. These findings suggest that the young bees in cages connected to cages housing foragers shifted their phase toward that of the foragers.
In order to more quantitatively assess the foragers influence, we compared the phase difference between days 2 and 7 for bees subjected to the different treatment. In order to compare bees subjected to different treatments, we first performed one-way ANOVA tests for each trial separately. The summary of these analyses are shown in Figure 6C.
Although the trends were similar in the two trails, some of the differences did not cross the statistical significant threshold in the second trial. This analysis revealed a significant effect for treatment but not for the trial or interaction Table 1. Complementary Tukey HSD post hoc paired comparisons showed that the shift in the time of onset was significantly larger for the young bees in the single mesh SM and double mesh DM treatments compared to the two groups of foragers F1 and F2 or the unconnected young bees NC.
The bees in the sealed tube connection treatment S showed a larger shift compared to the two groups of foragers, but not compared to the NC treatment. These analyses suggest that the single-and double-mesh partitions enable the young bees to shift their phase of activity toward that of their neighbor foragers. The sealed tube partition apparently attenuated but not blocked this effect. Figure 6. The influence of the type of cage connection on the synchronization of young bees and foragers.
Each row in A,B presents a different treatment. From top to bottom: Not connected NC , connected with a sealed tube S , connected with a tube with double mesh partition DM , connected with a tube with a single mesh partition SM. Sample sizes as detailed in panel C.
The two columns depict the results of the two trials. Details of circular plots as in Figure 3B. Phase difference between the onset of activity on days 2 and 7. Asterisks depict a significant difference in a paired t -test comparing the onset of the morning bout of activity on days 2 and 7. Table 1. A summary of a two — way ANOVA with treatment and trial as factors for the difference between the onset of the morning bout of activity on days 2 and 7 for bees in cages with different type of connections.
The coupling strength of foragers to callow bees in neighbor cages was influenced by the type of connection between the cages i. However, the effect sizes showed a similar trend to that obtained in the first trial Figure 7A. Young bees with no connection to foragers NC showed the weakest, and those divided by a single wire mesh SM showed the strongest, coupling strength.
Bees connected with a sealed tube or a double-wire mesh showed intermediate values. Complementary post hoc analyses showed statistically significant differences between the SM and NC groups, but not for any of the other comparisons. Figure 7. The influence of the type of connection between adjacent cages on the coupling strength between foragers and young bees in adjacent cages. A The coupling strength of Foragers to Young bees.
Bars with different small letters are different in Tukey post hoc comparison. B The coupling strength of Young bees to Foragers. For more details on the types of connections see Figures 1D , 5 , 6. Table 2. A summary of a two — way ANOVA with Treatment and Trial as factors for the coupling strength of bees in cages with different type of connections. We combined a tightly controlled lab assay and a new pipeline to assess social synchronization of activity rhythms among honey bee foragers and young bees, each isolated in a separate monitoring cage.
This system enables precise manipulation of the information transferred between cages and fine-grained analyses of social influences on activity rhythms. We further show that young bees have little influence, if at all, on the circadian phase of forager activity.
The forager effect was stronger when their cages were connected with small tubes separated by a single mesh partition. The influence of the foragers was not limited to callows in adjacent cages, but was also significant when assessing 2 nd and even 3 rd order neighbours.
Given that in each trial we had only a few dozen foragers in an entire environmentally regulated chamber, it is not likely that the foragers achieved this effect by regulating the environment of the whole chamber. Rather, our findings are consistent with the premise that the tube connection improves social synchronization, or that the cage connections facilitated the spread of time-giving social cues.
Our results are based on two or three trials, each with bees from a different source colony and a robust data set more than and individually monitored worker bees in the 1 st and the 2 nd experiments, respectively. Given that bees in each colony are the offspring of different queens and drones, our findings are not limited to certain genotypes or laboratory lines.
To better understand the nature of the cues synchronizing bees in the array of connected cages, we further manipulated the type of partition in the tubes connecting adjacent cages. The finding that the phase of young bees moved toward that of the foragers even when separated with sealed tubes or with tubes with a double mesh partition is consistent with earlier evidence that bees can socially synchronize their activity rhythms without direct contact Moritz and Kryger, ; Beer et al.
The clear, but statistically not significant, trend toward better synchronization of bees in cages connected with sealed tubes Figures 6 , 7 ; Tables 1 , 2 is consistent with the hypothesis that cage connection improved social synchronization because it facilitates the propagation of substrate vibrations. The potency of substrate borne vibrations was also established in Exp. These results extend and support earlier studies emphasizing the importance of substrate borne vibrations for social synchronization in honey bees Siehler and Bloch, ; Siehler et al.
Vibrations are also known to convey information in additional social insects reviewed by Hunt and Richard, and can entrain circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in the solitary to facultatively gregarious fruit flies Simoni et al. Nevertheless, the phase drift towards the foragers in Exp. These findings suggest that substances such as gases or volatile olfactory cues that could pass through the mesh partition, but not in the sealed tube, act additively with substrate borne vibrations to mediate social synchronization.
This premise is consistent with earlier studies showing that airflow is sufficient for social synchronization among bees in separated compartments Moritz and Kryger, ; Siehler and Bloch, Phase drift toward the forages as well as coupling strength appeared somewhat higher for bees in cages separated by a single compared to double mesh partition but neither of these trends crossed the statistical significance threshold Figures 6 , 7.
Additional studies with finer analyses are needed for testing the significant of this trend which if supported, is consistent with the hypothesis that short distance interactions such as tactile information or contact pheromones also contribute to social synchronization in honey bees. Our findings revealed an incredibly strong effect of a small number of foragers on the activity rhythms of young bees, but not vice versa. Using our sensitive ICON pipeline we found no evidence that young bees, which typically show weak activity rhythms, can influence the phase of older sister foragers.
These findings lend credence to a model stating that surrogates of forager activity entrain the rhythms of nest bees, and not vice versa in large, freely foraging colonies Bloch et al. Given that the foragers are entrained by day-night oscillations in light intensity and ambient temperature, entrainment by surrogates of their activity assures that nest bees that spend most, or even all, of their time inside the dark and tightly regulated cavity of the nest, have their internal clocks in phase with the ambient environment.
Thus, young bees can precisely coordinate their daily activity with that of foragers and can time their first exit from the nest for orientation flights in which they learn about their nest environment Capaldi et al. The results presented here, together with an earlier study showing that young bees can be socially synchronized to a common phase Siehler et al. A small number of foragers were able to synchronize the daily activity rhythms of all the bees on the same tray, even if their cages were not connected Figure 4F.
Tube connection between adjacent cages significantly improved social synchronization. This is remarkable given that each cage housed only a single bee, and the tube connection enables limited propagation of activity-related cues generated by this single individual. To sum, the results presented here together with our recent study with callow bees Siehler et al. Our studies using arrays of separated cages also show that honey bee workers are extremely sensitive to the forager social time cues.
Social synchronization is mediated by multiple modalities that include substrate borne vibrations, volatile cues, and perhaps also close contact interactions Moritz and Kryger, ; Siehler and Bloch, ; Siehler et al. Taken together, this evidence suggests that the circadian system of honey bees evolved remarkable sensitivity for entrainment by non-photic, non-thermal, time giving cues enabling them to tightly coordinate their behavior in the constant physical environment of their nests.
The raw data supporting the conclusions of this article will be made available by the authors, without undue reservation. OS and GB designed the research. OS performed the experiments. SW contributed new analytic tools and analysed data. GB conceived and supervised the research and provided funding. All authors contributed to the article and approved the submitted version. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
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