Waggle dance outside the hive

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Beegamer
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Waggle dance outside the hive

Postby Beegamer » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:16 pm

I have a robber screen on and I'm seeing two bees doing waggle dances on the outside of it. Pollen is still coming in. Is it common to see waggle dances outside the hive?

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Nordak
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Re: Waggle dance outside the hive

Postby Nordak » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:13 pm

Interesting you mentioned that, I've been seeing the same thing. I suppose bees will look for recruits hanging out not doing much. Their version of "get to work!"


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