Washboarding Behavior Video

I have posted a short video of honey bee wash boarding behavior on YouTube at:  http://goo.gl/duFdi

One particular colony was remarkably active all summer (2012) in NE Ohio.  Most colonies showed some of this behavior, but this colony was exceptional.

3 thoughts on “Washboarding Behavior Video

  1. Dear Dr. Tew,

    I am a graduate student in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. I will be studying collective behaviors and swarm intelligence in honeybees for my dissertation. This video is stunning. I would love to chat with you about it sometime soon.

    Jacob Peters

    Concord Field Station
    Harvard University

    1. I incorrectly deleted several messages many months ago. Yours was one. I apologize. If you still have an interest in washboarding behavior, I am happy to talk. It will be a short conversation for I know very little. Again, sorry for being so late responding.

  2. I also noticed this beehavior for the first time this year. I watch my bees a lot & have not seen this before. since the last post.. has there been anything new? If they are Line dancing, what are they communicating with it? I also watched a bee fly in an”L’ formation for about 30 minutes amid the branches of a redwood, the following day, the same behavior again and then no bee.

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