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Honey bees secret world of heat revealed

Here’s an interesting piece fro the Daily Telegraph.

“The secret of honey bees’ success has been discovered living deep inside their hives – a special type of bee which acts like a living radiator, warming the nest and controlling the colony’s complex social structure.

The “heater bees” have been found to play a crucial, and previously unappreciated, role in the survival of honey bee colonies.

Using new technology that allows scientists to see the temperature inside the bee hives, researchers have been able to see how heater bees use their own bodies to provide a unique form of central heating within a hive.”

Read the full piece here

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