ears radiolabNatural beekeepers are immersed in a sensory world. Our senses help us:

  • understand natural processes
  • evaluate a colony’s condition
  • access the effects our management
  • enjoy the experience

But our senses have limitations which can mislead us if they aren’t understood.

Googling optical illusions yields links showing that what we think we see, isn’t necessarily so. Housel Positioning is a management technique based on an optical illusion.

But what about our hearing?

Could my singing hive be a dud? Radiolab’s Ear’s Don’t Lie describes how much more accurately, but not perfectly, our brains interpret sound. Check it out.


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