I have noticed that my Bees fly off in the opposite direction of some thick trees lines adjacent to my beeyard, there is a small break however, but I cannot see a flight pattern through it. I am starting to believe that it hampers their ability to navigate 360 degrees from the Hive. What can the HiveMind tell me :s
The bees that I kept last year in thick woods went STRAIGHT UP, instead of flying out and away from the hive. It sort of struck me as strange at first, but after some thought, it's pretty logical. Rather than zig and zag through trees and around spiders, it's easier to go up. Likewise, coming home, it's easier to spot the same "hole" in the treeline, and drop like a stone onto the bottom board.
Bees fly as directly as possible to the source for which they are foraging, using sunlight and landmarks and other things. Why they are flying in a particular direction is something you might be able to figure out if you followed them. They may just be going out for a beer.
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