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Our small bee yard.



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Date: Wed August 8, 2012
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I like how you have painted them in different colours,you have both done a excellent job,a beautiful shot.
#1 Wed August 8, 2012 5:39pm

angela taylor
They are like a row of beach huts,I like your hives.a beautiful shot. Angela
love your self
#2 Wed August 8, 2012 5:47pm

Bees recognize mainly 2 (visible for humans) colors: yellow and blue. They can also see near UV. Bees also perfectly distinguish white and black.
But graph of hue sensitivity of their eyes shows 3 peaks: for yellow, green and blue - so we painted hives using various shades of these colors. With white semicircle pointing them "door".

Anyway, hive color is not deciding . Bees have excellent spacial orientation - something like personal GPS - which allows them to imprint in memory exact position of their "home". The accuracy is +/- 0.5m in left/right direction and +/- 1 m front/rear direction. They also notice rotation of hive position as tiny, as 1 deg.
Surely, they remember neighbourhood: trees, bushes, etc.

Apart from that each family has its own smell.

So any bee uses 3 different skills to find out her own home: remembering position, scent and recognizing color.
#3 Wed August 8, 2012 7:00pm

Thank you for the very informative comments above. A fine row of hives. Lovely color.
#4 Wed August 8, 2012 11:19pm

they are different for Bee hive but I like them .
#5 Thu August 9, 2012 11:58am

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