Entries by Susanne Mason

Inside a hive

An inside look at a honeybee hive, including the labors of the queen, worker bees and drones, and remarkable close-up footage of the honeybee’s “waggle dance,” a method of providing directions to a pollen source that is the only known symbolic language existing outside of humans and lower primates.

A short overview of beekeeping

A short overview of beekeeping with a discussion of the importance of honey bees as pollinators. Includes a discussion of the invention of the moveable frame hive and the life cycle of the honey bee.