Representative examples of flight trajectories of re-orientation flights.

For hive 1 (a–c) one exemplary flight trajectory for each flight pattern is shown: (a) long-range flight of a bee that explored more than one sector of the surrounding landscape, (b) long-range flight of a bee that explored one sector of the surrounding landscape only, (c) a short-range flight (see text for details). The other recorded complete flights of this hive are presented in S1 and S2 Figs. For hive 2 (d–f), all recorded complete flights are shown. The gray triangle marks the location of the hive and the filled squares on flight paths are the positions given by radar (usually every three seconds).