We wanted to know what flowers bees preferred. The options were the Marigolds and the Asters. First, we hit the bees lightly over the head with a newspaper so we could measure them. Next, we outside and recorded how many bees came to the Marigolds. Then, we repeated the process over again, but instead, we sat by the Asters and recorded for thirty minutes. Lastly, we recorded the results on the computer and analyzed the data that we collected in the past hour.
We did this experiment because we wanted to know which flowers the bees preferred, the Marigolds or the Asters. Another reason was that the bees could have had a preference on which flowers it liked because some bees could like brighter flowers or some flowers could have some nutritional value to the bees.
We found out that the bees liked the Marigolds better than the Asters. We had a 7 to 4 ratio.
The weather was a problem and wasn't favorable. It would have been an arduous task to record and do a fun experiment. The weather was cloudy and a little bit rainy. The bees didn't really favor the rain very much. We learned that bees hide under the flowers to get away from the rain. The Asters were droopy so it was the perfect umbrella for the bees. We also learned that it doesn't hurt the bees to tap them on the head with a newspaper.