This modified method incorporated two novel strategies during the initialization of employed bees and the determination of new locations for scout bees
Initialization Phase: The food sources, whose population size is SN, are randomly generated by scout bees
As we can see in the algorithm, each cycle of the search consists of three steps: moving the employed and onlooker bees onto the food sources, calculating their nectar amounts respectively, and then determining the scout bees
and moving them randomly onto the possible food source.
To be selected as a future home, a nest site must attract a certain number of scout bees
Then, the scout bees
locate a new food source to be replaced with [x.
Besides, we note that the interaction of parameters d and ds is also significant, which is understandable since the employed bee phase is related to the scout bee
The scout bees
, which have fulfilled the duty of searching food that belongs to each hive in the colony of honey bees, have corresponded to control packets in communication networks (Table I).
In addition, if scout bees
leaving the swarm are unable to find a suitable nesting site, the swarm may start construction of their combs on a structure on which they have clustered, even though this would not be optimal for the colony on a ship.
1) Define the transition probability of scout bees
and onlooker bees P([r.
They are trying to set up a new colony, with scout bees
flying around looking for a new home.
Most will stay put looking after their Queen and waiting for the scout bees
- the ones flying back and forth - to bring back news of a new abode.
The book goes on to discuss how the decision to swarm is arrived at, and how the individual scout bees
work within a swarm, getting the colony to come to consensus about where the location of their new home will be.