A grooming dance, grooming invitation dance or shaking dance is a dance performed by honeybees to initiate allogrooming. It was first reported in 1945 by biologist Mykola H. Hadak. An increase in the frequency of the grooming dance has been observed among the bees of mite-infested colonies, and among bees who have been dusted with small particles of chalk dust.
- Haydak, M. H. (1945) The language of the honeybees. American Bee Journal. Volume 85. pp. 316—317.
- Pettis, J.S., T. Pankiw. (May–June 1998) Grooming behavior by Apis mellifera L. in the presence of Acarapis woodi (Rennie) (Acari: Tarsonemidae). Apidologie. Volume 29, Issue 3. pp. 241-253.
- Land, B. B., T. D. Seeley. (28 January 2004) The Grooming Invitation Dance of the Honey Bee. Ethology. Volume 110, Issue 1. pp. 1-10.