Friday, July 15, 2011

Still Deliberating

Our swarm is still up in the tree deliberating over a new home.  I guess we shouldn't call them 'our' swarm anymore.  They are most definitely their own colony...

I think this Winter's bee book is going to bee HoneyBee Democracy.  It's about how honeybees discuss and deliberate when they swarm and deliberate over the new home.  Scouts go out and 'househunt' and bring back the info to the swarm and they 'discuss' the merits of the new home options until one is chosen by consensus and the all head to the new home!  Should be an interesting book.

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