Re: Do Bees Sleep At Night?
Someone is always doing something, but, in a bees daily life, a lot of time is spent at rest, not doing anything. People have actually charted this. Which is sort of amazing to me. But I am glad they did, so we would know.
In "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping" by Morse and Hooper, there are two charts and text. To paraphrase: In the first 24 days of a bees adult life each day consists roughly of three periods, 1/3 resting, 1/3 patrolling(walking about), 1/3 working at some job.
There are two whole pages of text just on Division of Labour. Some pretty neat stuff.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet