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What are these bees doing?

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Old Sunday 26th January 2020, 14:18   #1
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Question What are these bees doing?

While wandering the souks of Marrakech, I spotted these bees. The shop had numerous bins and sacks of herbs, spices, grain, etc outside, but this was the only one with bees. Next to it were a couple of sacks containing what appeared to be a similar kibbled grain, but no bees.
Turns out, the others were durum wheat while the bees were on barley.
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Old Sunday 26th January 2020, 20:15   #2
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Maybe just warming up?
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Old Sunday 26th January 2020, 20:50   #3
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I wondered if they like the smell (a bees world is rather different to ours) ... attracted by some chemical odour perhaps.
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Thanks for the IP.
Both suggestions came into my mind, with warming, my prefered option. It was quite cool out of the sun.

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