Whether you want to attract bees to your garden to help pollinate, or you would like to attract a new hive of bees to live in your managed apiary, there are several things you can do to try and get the bees where you want them.
Flight school and orientation flights can often be confused with swarming. Learn about this behavior and how to recognize it.
Observing bee behavior is one of the most special parts of beekeeping. The "festooning" behavior is a personal favorite as the bees look like tiny acrobats in a crazy circus.
Fanning isn't just used as a homing signal the forager bees back home, it is also used to regulate the temperature inside the hive by circulating air through the hive. Although it looks completely different, the air circulation fanning behavior helps to evaporate the water off the nectar stores and reduce the water content in the nectar to safely store it as honey.