Karl von Frisch, discoverer of the bee dance
Today we remember Karl von Frisch (11/20/1886–6/12/1982), the Austrian zoologist who discovered that the bees use dance as a language to communicate the location of food. This theory was greeted with skepticism when first introduced. In addition to studying their dance, Mr. von Frisch also studied their usage of pheromones and their vision. In 1973, Karl von Frisch was one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.