Thursday, 3 April 2014

HOT honey bees MASSIVE bearding in an Australian heatwave - 40+ Celsius ...

Our BOILING hot honey bees are experiencing a heatwave in Australia. Over 56 degrees Celsius in the sun, 40 degrees in the shade. No surprise, our MahakoBees are boiling, and are doing what they do best to cool down. They hang outside the hive and display a behavior that often surprises many beekeepers and that is "bearding". This is often confused with a swarming or the preparation for a swarm by novice beekeepers. We continually clear our hive ventilation holes, but the bees immediately propilize them right back immediately. So, we leave them as is and simply provide plenty of water for them to cool the hive with. Thank you for watching, please subscribe and like the video, and if you have a spare moment, leave a comment. We love to hear your feedback. Thank you. MahakoBees.

PS: apologies for the poor quality of the video. We had to use an old camera on the day.

Music composed, performed and provided by Groovey - Adam Kubát a Pavel Křivák

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A big thank you also goes to Kevin MacLeod for his Roalty free provided music: "At the shore"