Tagged: behavior

Bees Teaching Each Other

When the light is low and just right, it’s possible to follow a bee’s flight path. On occasion, I’ve observed pairs of bees leave a...

Beebread and Core Gut Bacteria

Randy Oliver has published part 3 in his Re-evaluating Beebread series. This series and his other articles are well worth a read.   It’s...

Historical Comb Cell Size

New research indicates that the basic premises for small cell beekeeping are in error. Brood foundation hasn’t been enlarged. And historical cell size measurements...

Bees and Hexagons

Radiolab does it again.   Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo...

Co-evolution of Bees and Mites

At Beesource, Mike Bispham shared a paper describing the co-evolution of two bee populations in Europe. Host Adaptations Reduce the Reproductive Success of Varroa...

Bumblebee Math

The February 2012 National Geographic Magazine, page 26, describes an experiment designed to test how efficiently bumblebees navigate between flowers. Six artificial nectar sources...

Cell Entombment

Here’s something that may catch your eye taken from this article in the Guardian: “But the bees’ last ditch efforts to save themselves appear...

Heater Bees

Unfortunately the neat short showing a few flowers in ultraviolet and heater bees in infrared light has been removed from youtube. So, it’s been...

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