On the origin of the name ZigBee, the low-power communication protocol used in smart homes and the “internet of things”:
Bees. The origin of ZigBee came from the peculiar behavior of bees, first noted in the 1960s by Nobel Prize-winner Karl von Frisch. Bees, after zigging and zagging around in the fields, return to the hive, and perform what some call the Waggle Dance to communicate the distance, direction and type of food to others in the hive. After receiving a WAGGLE-DANCE.indication, bees fly off directly to the source of food.