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The library has a new book: Honeybee Democracy. This book is a scientific inquiry into the methods and mechanisms of swarm selection of a new hive.
From the Amazon site book description: "Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building.
"Unplanned acquisition of a frame of bees, brood, and a nice swarm cell from a friend's hive resulted in a short drive with bees in the lap. Not recommended with aggressive bees."