I've heard from a friend that some bees exhibit behavioral changes during a solar eclipse event. I'd like to know what the changes are.
Apparently there's a cycle that starts as the eclipse begins, enters a different phase during the eclipse and another phase as the eclipse wanes. When the whole event is over, they go back to normal behavior.
Is this true? If so, what are the actual behavioral changes at each phase? Does the species matter?
Ideally, I'm looking for information from reliable scientific sources, but trustworthy anecdotal evidence is acceptable too.
To keep the question from being too broad, I'm limiting it to North America. However, if the same behavioral changes are evident in other parts of the world, answers about those are fine with me, and I can remove the limitation.