Bee Behavior & Communication

The Amazing Way Bees Communicate

Bees communicate through a combination of dances, pheromones, and vibrations. The most famous is the “waggle dance,” used by forager bees to inform hive mates about the direction and distance to sources of nectar and pollen. Pheromones are chemical signals for various purposes, including marking paths, identifying colony members, and signaling distress. Vibrations or “piping” […]

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Why Bees Can Become Aggressive – and How to Prevent It

Bees, commonly perceived as aggressive, actually exhibit aggression only when provoked or defending their hive. Their primary focus is not on attacking but rather on foraging for nectar and pollen. The level of aggression varies among species; for instance, honeybees generally show mild aggression, defending their hive only when necessary. Africanized honeybees (often dubbed “killer

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