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5th Honeybee behaviour revision post: bee communication

Another revision post for my BBKA Module 6 Honeybee Behaviour exam on Saturday. Section 6.5: the methods of communication used by the honeybee including food sharing (trophallaxis), dancing, scenting and vibration; Of all the ways human beings communicate, probably the only one … Continue reading

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Michaelmas daisies, bees’ feet and pheromones

Another wet, damp day at the apiary yesterday. But my little bees were still out in force, carrying back swollen pollen baskets filled with a bright yellow and golden pollen. I asked John Chapple what they might be finding, and … Continue reading

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