More Floriade update thanks to Nspyre


I wrote about the two buddie bees Wilke and Marjon a couple of days ago.  In summer bees sometimes only live about 6 weeks exhausted by their work so I couldn’t help wondering whether they were still friends – indeed still alive and flying.

Here is more about the busy life of these two bees:

Bear in mind that I will have missed some trips because I couldn’t be at the computer and I assume that on one occasion I ‘clocked’ one of them but not the other.  I think as they were together before and after they were also together on that missed opportunity.   If you look at the times only they may seem out of sequence but the journey number ties the chronological occurrence.  Obviously as time in house and minutes is a modular quantity and we start all over again each midnight, there will be a 15.21 every single day.

92262 Marjon in 15:20

92261 Wilke in 15:20

91002 Marjon in 18:58

91001 Wilke in 18:58

90827 Marjon out 16:33

90874 Marjon in 17:12

90873 Wilke in 17:12

 

92262 Marjon in 15:21

92261 Wilke in 15:20

91002 Marjon in 18:58

91001 Wilke in 18:58

One of the other things I have noticed is that the bees are busy at midnight or 1 am and – activity is less but not hugely so.  Lastly, whilst often, even at night, the number going out and in matches fairly well, at times either the ins or the outs seem to stall.  this could be the technology of course – or perhaps if rain is imminent it would suppress the numbers going out and the number returning to avoid the rain would increase?

Snapshot from the page tracking some of the bee movements

Snapshot from the page tracking some of the bee movements

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Definitely past it - whatever it was - I may have blinked and missed it. New to beekeeping and totally entranced by the experience. That is probably all you need to know until I work out how secure this blog is. Great fan of recycling - see ilovefreegle.org to find your local group. Save things from landfill. Pass on your surplus, locally, for free or ask for things you need in case you can have someone's cast off again for free.
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2 Responses to More Floriade update thanks to Nspyre

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  2. Emily Heath says:

    Leaving the hive and venturing out into a world packed with obstacles must be a daunting process for a little bee, it makes sense that they would want to buddy up in this way. Probably two is better than one when it comes to finding forage too.

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