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A selection of videos from YouTube

 These are just a selection of bee related videos from Youtube.

If you see one on Youtube that you think should be linked to on here, or if you have uploaded ones of your own, then send an email with the link to the webmaster.

 Published on 20 May 2015

Witness the eerily beautiful growth of larvae into bees in this mesmerizing time-lapse video from photographer Anand Varma. Varma said the six-month project, for which he built a beehive in his workshop, gave him a new respect for the meticulous job of beekeeping.

 Published on 11 Mar 2014

Did you know a honey bee has hairy eyes? Micro-Science takes you beyond the reach of your own eyes to reveal the tiny details you won't believe are there. SEM Spider video coming 25th April!

Published on 22 May 2014


This video describes the research project "Dancing bees communicate a foraging preference for rural lands in High Level Agri-Environment Schemes" carried out by Margaret Couvillon, Roger Schürch and Francis Ratnieks at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects (LASI), University of Sussex, UK and published in the scientific journal Current Biology in May 2014.

 
 Published on 1 Apr 2014

This video describes the research project "Waggle dance distances as integrative indicators of seasonal foraging challenges" carried out by Margaret Couvillon, Roger Schürch and Francis Ratnieks at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects (LASI) in the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK and published in the scientific journal PLoS One in April 2014. The project decoded 5000 waggle dances made by honey bees kept in glass-walled observation hives at LASI over a 2-year period.
Published on 25 Mar 2014

A honey bee who has found a good source of nectar or pollen performs a waggle dance to tell her nestmates where she has foraged. Here she repeatedly communicates that the profitable food location is at approximately 750m from the hive and about 270 degrees from the sun's azimuth. Video by Dr. Margaret Couvillon & Dr. Roger Schürch.
Published on 30 Nov 2014

CABK Lecture: Energy, Honey Bees & Humans by Prof. Robert Pickard @ the 2014 National Honey Show. Full 96 page transcript can be downloaded from http://www.cabk.org.uk/2014/12/01/cab...

   
   
 
 Artificial Swarm Method of a honey bee hive, West Yorkshire, UK.
 
 
Published on 11 Sep 2013

Swarm Returns to Original Hive; I was asked by a documentary company to make a high def video of a swarm departing, the queen, the swarm in swarm mode and the arrival of the swarm at the new residence... In the process of making this video, I discovered that by re-routing the Queen, the workers will, in her absence, return to the original colony location... how NOT to lose your valuable worker bees.

 
 
Published on 21 May 2012

A generally rare opportunity to see a swarm of Honey Bees entering an empty beehive.
We did notice that the previous evening...there was some activity around the hive and bees appeared to be surveying a potential new home...and we were right!

 
 
Published on 18 Jul 2014

Could you tell your friends where to find food just by dancing? Join Ross Exton of the Live Science Team as he takes a look inside a hive to discover the mysterious behaviour of honey bees.

 
 The life cycle of a honey bee is presented as an example of complete metamorphosis, the development of an insect from egg to larva, then pupa, then adult. Moths, butterflies and wasps also develop with complete metamorphosis. Some aspects of beekeeping are also discussed. A resource for teaching the life cycle of insects.