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Old 12-08-2011, 10:16 AM
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Default Colorful Beehives

Do you have any idea what purpose these beehives are painted in different colors?
Anything to do with the bees find their hives using colors??
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:23 PM
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Default hmm

I believe it's more cultural thing and local habit in this case.

bees find their way to their hive with their excellent sight - they can fly as far as a couple kilometers away from the hive and get back without hesitation. once close to the hive, they pick the right one by smelling the scent of their own swarm (queen). guardian-bees at the entrance to the hive wouldn't allow foreign bees (with foreign scent) anyway, so the workers have no other option but to get to their own hive or risk being slain by foreign guardians (or starve outside).
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