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Posts Tagged: James Nieh


Honey bees engaging in washboarding behavior with

Ever seen honey bees engaging in washboarding? It's a behavior so named because they look as if they're scrubbing clothes on a washboard or scrubbing their home.It occurs near the entrance of the hive and only with worker bees. They go back and...

Posted on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Why Honey Bees Stop the (Waggle) Dancing

Honey bee head-butts her dancing sister to warn of danger. (Photo Courtesy of James Nieh)

A honey bee foraging in a lavender patch encounters a jumping spider and narrowly avoids becoming prey.HB returns to the hive only to notice a sister doing the waggle dance to communicate (erroneously) what a good foraging site this lavender patch...

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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