Data from: Do small swarms have an advantage when house hunting? The effect of swarm size on nest-site selection by Apis mellifera

Schaerf TM, Makinson JC, Myerscough MR, Beekman M

Date Published: July 31, 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.b6091

 

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Title Experimental and simulation data of nest-site selection by Apis mellifera
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Description This zip folder contains three major sub-folders with experimental and simulation data from our study. The folder "RateofNewDancers" contains a summary spreadsheet of our field observations of new dancers appearing on the surface of 8 small and 8 large artificial swarms of Apis mellifera, along with reduced data and the MATLAB code we used for analysis. Swarm experiments were performed between the 28th of September 2009 and the 20th of January 2010 at the University of Sydney's Crommelin Field Station, Pearl Beach, New South Wales, Australia (Latitude: 33.55 degrees South, Longitude: 151.30 degrees East). The folder "VideoAnalysisofWaggleDances" contains the raw data files generated by our MATLAB programme to aid in the analysis of waggle dances on two small and one large experimental swarm. Also provided in "VideoAnalysisofWaggleDances" are MATLAB files to analyse the distinct sites danced for by bees in each of the three swarms. "ExampleSimulationCodesandData" contains the MATLAB codes used to perform all the individual-based simulations described in our main manuscript and sections S5-S7 of our online supplementary material. Also contained in "ExampleSimulationCodesandData" is the output data from all the simulations and the MATLAB codes used to analyse that data.
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Schaerf TM, Makinson JC, Myerscough MR, Beekman M (2013) Do small swarms have an advantage when house hunting? The effect of swarm size on nest-site selection by Apis mellifera. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10(87): 20130533. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2013.0533

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