Zephyr Posted June 28, 2012 Share Posted June 28, 2012 Last year I planted some common milkweed in my backyard. This year, some of it has started flowering and it has attracted a wide variety of insects. I noticed two honeybees returning daily and I wondered if they were the same ones each time. Yesterday I marked one's head with a dab of nail polish. I was aiming for the abdomen or thorax but I was doing this while the bee was visiting flowers! Today I checked the flowers around 5 PM and saw at least two honeybees, though neither were marked. I checked again around 7:45 and was ecstatic to see the same honeybee I had marked yesterday! I'm sure there have been many studies on honeybee site fidelity but this was exciting as I had done the whole thing in a relatively short amount of time out in my yard! Here's a picture of the little lady today: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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