Thursday, April 2, 2009

hive marking - unique patterns (not colors)

In The Buzz about Bees, Jürgen Tautz describes how pattern (not color) is useful in assisting bees find their hive address. Inexpensive pre-painted patterns were purchased from a Michaels craft shop, sprayed with clear Krylon and attached to the hive body using Titebond water-resistant glue.

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