Posts Tagged: James Nieh
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...
Honey bees engaging in washboarding behavior with "rocking" or up-and-down movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Foragers flying back to the hive as their sisters engage in washboarding activity on the wall, or what Susan Cobey calls "sweeping the front porch." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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...
Honey bee head-butts her dancing sister to warn of danger. (Photo Courtesy of James Nieh)
Jumping spider waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)