Just like modern humans, honeybees avoid each other amid plagues

Bees segregate behaviours in different parts of their hives to prevent parasites from spreading, in other words thay use social distancing. Humans, as we all very well know, have used social distancing to fight infectious disease, both currently, and for past centuries. This article from The Economist explains, with the aid of some remarkable photgraphs, how the bees practice social distancing to combat varroa and other diseases: 

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Thanks to David Parker and Peter Webb for this item.

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