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Notes from Cornwall Beekeeping conference 2018 – Honey bee dances: new insights (2.)

Our first talk of last week’s conference was given by bee farmer Dan Basterfield and was all about honey bee dances and ‘The dance language controversy’. About Dan: Dan grew up with beekeeping around him and now helps to run … Continue reading

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Busy beekeeping on a June weekend

Today is the first day since Saturday I’ve really had time to sit down and write, but Saturday seems a long way away now. A rainy morning had turned into a sunny afternoon when Emma and I met to check our … Continue reading

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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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