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“On leaving the old nest, the swarm normally flies only a few metres and settles. Scout bees look for a suitable place to state the new colony. Eventually, one location wins favor and the whole swarm takes to the air.”-Bees of the World_____________________________________________________________________________________Chapter 3“New beekeepers are told that the way to find the elusive queen is by first locating her circle of attendants.”-The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Men_____________________________________________________________________________________Chapter 4
“Honeybees are social insects and live in colonies. Each colony is a family unit, comprising a single egg-laying female or queen and her many sterile daughters called workers. The workers cooperate in the food-gathering, nest-building and rearing the offspring. Males are reared only at the times of year when their presence is required.”-Bees of the World_____________________________________________________________________________________Chapter 5“Let’s imagine for a moment that we are tiny enough to follow a bee into a hive. Usually the first thing we would have to get used to is the darkness…”-Exploring the World of Social Insects_____________________________________________________________________________________Chapter 6“The queen must produce some substance that attracts the workers and that can be obtained from her only by direct contact. This substance evidently stimulates the normal working behavior in the hive. This chemical messenger has beencalled ‘queen substance.’ Experiments have shows that the beers obtain it direction from the body of the queen.”-Man and Insects_____________________________________________________________________________________Chapter 7“How did bees ever become equated with sex? They do not live a riotous sex life themselves. A hive suggests cloister more than bordello.”-The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Men_____________________________________________________________________________________Chapter 8“Honeybees depend not only on physical contact with the colony, but also require its social companionship and support.