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I have been looking forward to this episode for a long time. Honeybees have always fascinated me, and this interview was no exception. Keith and I talk about waggle dances, true democratic consensus, and rampant bee theft!
As as incredible companion episode to this one, I spoke with entomologist Lila Higgins of the National History Museum about honeybee parasites, including the Zombie Fly, Vorroa mites, and tracheal mites.
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Seeing the beehive brood:
Spotting the queen bee:
The Waggle Dance: