Someone’s posted a video of his bees waggle dancing and has worked out where they are going. He said: Whilst inspection one of my hives at the weekend, I recorded a video of two bees doing a Waggle Dance on a frame – I thought I’d try some quick amateur science, with the help of… Continue reading DIY where are the bees foraging?
Landi Simone video Should start at the section on laying workers. It’s an excellent video that I have recommended all beekeepers watch!
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/210/5/845 uses phrase visual odometer. – the bee sees how far it’s travelled by how much it’s seen “Our findings lend further support to the notion that the primary cue used by honeybees to gauge distance travelled is optic flow integrated over time” Odometry is scene dependent The honeybee odometer does not run at a… Continue reading Navigation direction and distance (not dances)
And it’s benefits… This is my reference list so far. I can’t find a copy of the Ratnieks article on nature though. I will be coming back to this and trying to write a full answer on worker policing. Colony benefits – resources aren’t wasted on excess drones. Queen benefits – that only her eggs are… Continue reading Worker policing
http://18.104.22.168/menzel/Pub_AGmenzel/Menzel,M%C3%BCller_1996_AnnRevNeurosci.pdf LEARNING AND MEMORY IN HONEYBEES: From Behavior to Neural Substrates https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00891483/document Protein trophallaxis and the regulation of pollen foraging by honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) http://www.offgridding.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/10150858/grpdecmakhoneybees-amsci.pdf Group Decision Making in Honey Bee Swarms
The varnishing of cells? Where does this get a mention? It’s in the study notes.. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=J59OdJG05mUC&pg=PA289&lpg=PA289&dq=propolis+varnish+cells&source=bl&ots=wWcZEVXjSE&sig=xA3wPwE9dEx1IeRKw_fWmAxrFKI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiahsn55p7RAhVhI8AKHS4_D3MQ6AEILDAD#v=onepage&q=propolis%20varnish%20cells&f=false http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/lesson-113-sticky-subject-of-propolis.html They asked lots of people too. ok in Ribbands, Chapter 27, Huber (1814) observed that new combs become more yellow, more pliable stronger and heavier and sometimes there were reddish threads on the inner walls. Chemical tests showed… Continue reading Uses of propolis
Assuming I’ve passed module 5 (Bee Biology) then I’m going to be looking for references for module 6 and 7. This is a nice easy to understand video of The Waggle Dance of the Honeybee This is Von Frisch’s lecture https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1973/frisch-lecture.pdf This is an article called Dancing with bees https://www.mpg.de/789351/W006_Culture-Society_074-080.pdf With his lederhosen and white hair, the… Continue reading Next!