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Honey bees engaging in washboarding behavior with

Ever seen honey bees engaging in washboarding? It's a behavior so named because they look as if they're scrubbing clothes on a washboard or scrubbing their home.It occurs near the entrance of the hive and only with worker bees. They go back and...

Honey bees engaging in washboarding behavior with
Honey bees engaging in washboarding behavior with "rocking" or up-and-down movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees engaging in washboarding behavior with "rocking" or up-and-down movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Foragers flying back to the hive as their sisters engage in washboarding activity on the wall, or what Susan Cobey calls
Foragers flying back to the hive as their sisters engage in washboarding activity on the wall, or what Susan Cobey calls "sweeping the front porch." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Foragers flying back to the hive as their sisters engage in washboarding activity on the wall, or what Susan Cobey calls "sweeping the front porch." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Why Honey Bees Stop the (Waggle) Dancing

Honey bee head-butts her dancing sister to warn of danger. (Photo Courtesy of James Nieh)

A honey bee foraging in a lavender patch encounters a jumping spider and narrowly avoids becoming prey.HB returns to the hive only to notice a sister doing the waggle dance to communicate (erroneously) what a good foraging site this lavender patch is,...

Honey bee head-butts her dancing sister to warn of danger. (Photo Courtesy of James Nieh)
Honey bee head-butts her dancing sister to warn of danger. (Photo Courtesy of James Nieh)

Honey bee head-butts her dancing sister to warn of danger. (Photo Courtesy of James Nieh)

Jumping spider waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jumping spider waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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