posted 2 years ago
I just read this and I thought it was interesting so I am sharing it. This is a method of tracking bees in order to find the hive. You can follow a bee line back to the hive. One method of doing this is to get an old wooden matchbox, and fill it with cornstarch soaked in honey water. set it around where some bees are pollinating flowers. When the bees enter the box they will be colored by the cornstarch. Follow the colored bees back to their hive by moving in the direction that they fly and then repeat the process... be very aware when you find the hive. observe but do not disturb wild hives!
Location: Northern New Mexico, Zone 5b