Grooming Time

Grooming Time

You can see the grooming several times a day in my video recordings. Sometimes “Grooming Bees” appear and work off one bee after the other. However, grooming is usually started without planning. Shaking and cleaning movements of a bee (that wants to free itself from pollen/parasites) are apparently the trigger. Under Videos I have already published both versions.

You can see individual grooming actions at any time of the day. However, there are also times in the day when there is a clear accumulation of this grooming behavior.

In this video (46min) more than 20 different grooming actions take place, some of them at the same time
Also in thist video (45min) social grooming takes place nearly all the time