bees.pptx - Bees Swarming Swarming Behavior A group of insects Collective animal behavior of similar size which come together and move or migrate

bees.pptx - Bees Swarming Swarming Behavior A group of...

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Bees- Swarming
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Swarming Behavior A group of insects. Collective animal behavior of similar size which come together and move or migrate. Applied often to insects.
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Costs/Benefits Swarming allows a Bee colony to grow to an abnormally large size that can be managed to produce surplus honey, far beyond the colony's average annual requirements. The process of swarming also leads to population decline because fighting queens sting and bite each other. Workers participate in fights by forming tight clusters around a queen, often referred to as a ball. The ball of bees surrounding a queen may be protective. Only one queen remains alive in the nest.
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Why Bees live in this group Bees live in swarming groups because they need to swarm in order to resolve a lack of space. It is through swarming that a bee colony reproduces. This increases individual survival because bee’s help each other collect food during the summer, so they will have enough food during the winter. Swarming increases species survival because if
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  • Fall '14
  • Beekeeping, Honey bee, Honey, swarm, exhibit swarm behavior

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