Historical Honeybee Articles has started a group so those in the path of solar eclipse totality can share their observations, pictures and video of bee behavior with all interested- please come join us at 2017 Solar Eclipse Honey Bee Watch Facebook Group.
Throughout history, observations on the behavior of honeybees during solar eclipses have been written down by observant beekeepers. This group was created:
1. To provide a place where beekeepers in the in the United States who are in path of the solar eclipse can record observations of their bees behavior during the eclipse, weather written or by video and share them with others.
2. To share ideas with other beekeepers on what observations should also be noted, i.e. hive entrance activity, flower reaction, wildlife and farm animal behavior etc.
3. To publicize this event so we may have beekeepers all across the United States sharing video to this group so others not fortunate enough to be in the path of the solar eclipse can experience this wonderful event.
4. And most importantly, to have fun and meet friends from across the country.
The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It will pass through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. It will begin in Columbia, South Carolina at 01:03 p.m. and end at Madras, Oregon at 11:41 a.m.
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