# R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / BeeStings

Submitted by pmagunia on March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM
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## BeeStings

### Description

Does number of beestings depend on previous stings?

### Format

A dataset with 18 observations on the following 3 variables.

 Occasion Trial: I to IX Treatment Fresh or Stung Stingers Number of stingers

### Details

If you are stung by a bee, does that make you more likely to get stung again? Might bees leave behind a chemical message that tells other bees to attack you? To test this hypothesis, scientists dangled a 4x4 array of 16 muslin-wrapped cotton balls over a beehive. Eight of 16 balls had been previously stung; the other eight were fresh. The response was the total number of new stingers left behind by the bees. The process was repeated for a total of nine tials.

### Source

Free, J.B. (1961) "The stinging response of honeybees," Animal Behavior, vol. 9, pp 193-196.

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