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Bisected Humble-Bees

Nature volume 24, page 335 | Download Citation

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AT the end of my garden two magnificent lime-trees grow, on which bees—of specimens of which I here with send you portions—feed at this time of the year by hundreds—by thousands. What kind of bees are they? But the following are the points on which I should like some information. Every morning I find numbers of them on the ground, helpless, behaving very much like men when they are drunk. What causes this? Next, how comes it to pass that, apparently, these helpless bees all become bisected or trisected as the specimens I send? This morning there are hundreds of portions under the trees. We have a family of “fly-catchers” in the garden—would they do it?

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