What bees did during the Great American Eclipse

Rare study of pollinators during totality shows the insects responding to sudden darkness


BEE TOTALITY  During the solar eclipse over the United States in 2017, citizen scientists recorded bee sounds to help researchers find out what the insects do when day suddenly plunges into darkness.

Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org

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