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In this paper, a new zone radius determination algorithm, based on an adaptive nature-inspired routing protocol that emulates the foraging behavior of bees and their ability to find an optimal route from the hive to the nectar sites, is proposed. Instead of tuning one-hop-by-one-hop radius of nodes as in IZRP, our proposed algorithm uses the difference zone radii between adjacent nodes to calibrate the zone radius to adapt quickly the network conditions. Through simulation results, we compared the execution time of two zone-routing algorithms under different network scenarios. The simulation results proved the efficiency of our proposed algorithm in reducing the control traffic overhead and increasing the throughput.