Dr. Thomas Seeley never ceases to impress audiences with the clarity and richness of his presentations. Today's webinar was no different. Participants learned the key features of a desirable honey bee hive tree, how the scout bees communicate and debate the virtues of the tree they visited, and the process of moving the swarm into their new home. To quote one participant commenting about the quality of the webinar... "David Attenborough couldn't have done it better."
The message to foresters, loggers, and woodland owners is to be attentive to the presence of bees. The holes are often 30 ft above ground, and the hole is quite small. The best bee trees are hollowed, but vigorous. No buffer is required. These are fascinating insects with an important role in pollination (among other).
Noon line to webinar (started 3 minutes late) here
Evening link to webinar here
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Great video showing the communication, debate, and encouragement among bees by Carl Flatow here