Beekeeping Terminology – Festooning – 2017

Festooning is a term used in beekeeping. Thousands of bees can be utilized in a single festooning event. Bees festoon in a temporary swarming event and inside the beehive when forming structures made of beeswax.
Inside the beehive bees form a scaffold by holding to each other.  This act of festooning allows house bees to climb on hanging bees to construct wax comb structures.
This photo shows bees festooning off of Katelin Radke’s finger.
Honey Bees Festooning on Katlin’s Finger by Eco Bee Box
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