Bees also have a social distance to avoid disease
London: Whenever a parasite enters a honeycomb, bees take a social distance from it. It has been jointly researched by University College London and the University of Caesarea in Italy.
“This is the first clear evidence of the presence of a common parasite on the hive and a change in the social relationships of bees,” said Professor Elie Sandro Saini, a research expert.
Bees are social creatures and nurture each other. But when there is a risk of infection in their social relationships, they act on many things, including mutual distance.
Similar behavior has been observed in baboon monkeys and ants before. According to new research, a lice-like caterpillar called Warwa usually attacks honeycombs. These viruses spread and damage flies and hives. The hive can be divided into two parts. The outer hive is home to food, juices, and baby bees, and the inner hive is home to baby nurses, queen bees, and baby bees and eggs. So that they can be protected from external attacks and diseases.
When scientists contaminated a hive with insects, the bees outside noticed it and stopped their famous dance because this way the insects could spread to other parts. The same was true of the central part of the hive. Where the nurse bees went further in with the babies and the distance between the two types of bees increased further.
These studies undoubtedly show the wise habit of bees to protect themselves from germs and parasites.