It finally feels like summer here in Indiana. After a polar vortex reprise during what should be our hottest months, hot-sticky-humid has arrived.
When the temps soar, bees collect water and deposit it around the hive, then fan air through with their wings causing cooling by evaporation. Sounds familiar? It’s the same technology we use to cool our own homes.
The video above was taken yesterday evening just as the bees began to return from a long day of foraging. You can see three girls fanning at the hive entrance. Crank up the air, Maude.