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  1. Observation Hive Forum
    I read the waggle dance is to communicate the direction and distance to food. So my question is... If you swing an observation hive or rotate it, changing its orientation to the earth and sun (north south east west), would that cause bees doing waggle dance to send the other bees in the wrong...
  2. Welcome Forum
    This is my first year beekeeping after falling in love with bees last year. I work at a museum with a bee exhibit and spent many of my breaks just watching the bees. We have an amazing observation hive, a KTB, and a langstroth hive. Last year we had three swarms from these hives possibly because...
  3. Photo/Video Gallery
    It was an unusually warm day today. I went out to the garden to dump some coffee grounds and noticed my log hive partially covered with bees. Grabbed my camera and videoed a bunch of bees waggle dancing on the outside of the hive. I'm hoping they're not ready to swarm yet. I'd like to...
  4. Bee Forum
    Today I observed something which I've never seen before and not expected. Last night I noticed a small swarm in a neighbor's Bottle Brush bush. I intended to collect the swarm this morning since it was to cold last night, even in San Diego, since it is the beginning of January. When I took a...
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