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It Happened on Friday the 13th

Honey bee swarm on the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility grounds on Friday the 13th. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It happened on Friday the 13th. It was the first swarm of the season at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis. The bees swirled, darkening the sky, and then swarmed from one of bee...

Honey bee swarm on the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility grounds on Friday the 13th. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee swarm on the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility grounds on Friday the 13th. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee swarm on the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility grounds on Friday the 13th. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey catches the swarm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey catches the swarm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey catches the swarm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees enter a strategically placed hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bees enter a strategically placed hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees enter a strategically placed hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

How Honey Bees Make Collective Decisions

Brian Johnson in front of his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like to know more about honey bees make collective decisions?Mark your calendar to attend a seminar this week at the University of California, Davis. Brian Johnson, assistant professor at the UC Davis Department of Entomology, will speak on "Organization...

Brian Johnson in front of his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brian Johnson in front of his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brian Johnson in front of his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brian Johnson checks out a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brian Johnson checks out a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brian Johnson checks out a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Swarm Intelligence in Honey Bees

Thomas Seeley will present two talks at UC Davis this week.

Have you ever observed how a honey bee swarm finds a new home? How a few of the worker bees turn into scouts, scour their surroundings, and then return to the swarm and dance to communicate their findings? Thomas Seeley has. Many times. "Choosing the...

Thomas Seeley will present two talks at UC Davis this week.
Thomas Seeley will present two talks at UC Davis this week.

Thomas Seeley will present two talks at UC Davis this week.

Honey bee swarm on the grounds of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee swarm on the grounds of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee swarm on the grounds of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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