Grooming Time

groomed varroa

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.

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Higher quality of the videos in the beehive

Replacing the infrared lamps in the beehive results in a more uniform illumination and thus sharper images. I want to present two new recordings right here:

Grooming: Here a bee is trying to free itself from something. Again and again she is supported by other bees.

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