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bees algorithm

Contributor(s): Stan Gibilisco

The bees algorithm is a method of problem solving that mimics the behavior of honeybees to find the optimum solution. Based on the behaviors bees employ to search and prioritize, the algorithm is a classical example of swarm intelligence, in which many individuals work together to solve problems or optimize scenarios. 

Bees search for food by using scouts to explore areas deemed most likely to produce favorable results. At first, the scouts conduct random searches to locate the areas where food exists in the greatest abundance. Then they conduct more orderly, localized searches until they arrive at the most efficient possible food-recovery process.

The bees algorithm makes it possible for research scientists and engineers to solve complex problems involving vast amounts of data, categorizing the results according to specific criteria (such as geographic region or age group), and then giving priority to the results most likely to yield workable solutions. Computers and swarms of insect robots can use the bees algorithm as well.

Practical applications of the bees algorithm include:

 

This was last updated in December 2012

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