Fascinating video insight into honeybee behaviour

A recent paper by Paul Seifert and colleagues provides a fascinating insight into many different aspects of honeybee behaviour. Video recordings of cross-sections of cells in an observation hive reveal how the queen lays eggs, the eggs hatch, the larvae are fed, spin a cocoon and the cells capped. Other aspects of honeybee behaviour include depositing nectar and pollen in cells, removing wax scales and manipulating wax, thermoregulation, cannibalism and grooming.

More details and links to the videos are available at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0247323