Zephyrs in the Park II

At last, the second part of the Zephyrs in the Park series, showing condensed video of the behaviour of the sweat bee, Lasioglossum zephyrum at the nest entrances. Part one can be seen here.

I will eventually upload a full set of all the videos recorded to my gallery site for those who may be interested in the unedited footage. Part 3 will tie the series up, showing some peculiar mating behaviour as well as a look at other insects that I found in close proximity to the nesting site. I may add some information on how I recorded the macro video, including details of the equipment. As usual, comments and helpful critiques are appreciated.

(If the music and my narration drive you nuts, just turn down the volume, and watch the bees–it’s well worth it.)

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  1. Gary Anweiler 9 March, 2016 at 11:00 AM #

    Nice to see some close-ups of those little beggars, as well as to the info as to what was going on! It IS a busy place !!

  2. Andrea Jackson 9 March, 2016 at 10:47 PM #

    Wonderful narration, music and informational content! I could sit and watch those bees do what they do, all day long! Thanks!

    • Adrian 9 March, 2016 at 11:10 PM #

      Thanks, Andrea. I found it quite mesmerizing myself.

  3. Annie Pang 11 March, 2016 at 12:59 AM #

    This was a wonderful video, Adrian! I’m so glad I watched it. Very informative and I loved the music, your narration and the diagrams as well, of course, as the very professionally done video. Great work! Thanks so much!

    • Adrian 11 March, 2016 at 6:03 AM #

      Thanks, Annie, glad you like it!

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