The linguistic findings described above were based on Karl von Frisch’s work primarily with the Carnica variety of bees. g. Ullstein 1974.
Only recently was it definitively proved to be an accurate theoretical analysis. His work centered on investigations of the sensory perceptions of the honey bee and he was one of the first to translate the meaning of the waggle dance. Karl Ritter von Frisch ForMemRS (20 November 1886 – 12 June 1982) was an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973 along with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz.