Honey Bee Research

Counting bees
Counting bees

REU 2017 interns Ally and Paola measuring foraging rate by counting how many bees leave the hive.

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New hives!
New hives!

Preview of our 8 new observation hives for 2017!

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Pollen
Pollen

Pollen pellets from our pollen traps!

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Pollen trap
Pollen trap

The openings are just large enough to let a bee through (without her pollen pellets).

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Yellow bee
Yellow bee

Winner of the 2015 Tufts Graduate Student Photo Competition.

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Preference assays
Preference assays

Honey bees drinking from a feeder with a salt solution.

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Dirty water
Dirty water

The picture (taken on an iPhone) that started it all.

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Honey bee wing
Honey bee wing

Magnified 400x.

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Honey bee foot
Honey bee foot

Magnified 400x.

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All photographs are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.