MB: >They buzz predators, and maybe this warns the guards? <
Pcolar: > --They buzz predators,
Where is this referenced? <
I can give you one personal reference.
A few weeks back I was working next to one of my hives leveling the soil to set up cinder blocks for a new hive. I was wearing no suit or veil not expecting to encounter any problems.
I'm not sure if vibration from the digging or my movement attracted their attention, but suddenly there were several drones circling my head and checking me out very carefully. This went on for a minute or so and then came the cavalry.... wham - 2 stings to the face and a couple tangled in the hair with several more trying to get at me.
I just thought it was interesting that the "drones" showed up first.
[size="1"][ June 25, 2006, 12:27 PM: Message edited by: Mike Gillmore ][/size]
To everything there is a season....