A Yellowjacket Tries to Enter a Beehive…

I recorded this video today at the entrance to one of my hives. I’ve slowed the video down to 1/6 of real-time. Notice how the bees bite the legs of the yellowjacket, chasing it away.

Be sure to switch the resolution of the video to “480p” in the lower right of the video window in order to see the best quality picture. (This option will appear after you click the Play icon.)

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  1. By Intruders « The Prospect of Bees on September 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    […] inside the hive. These pests will eat the bees as well as their honey. A thriving hive ought to repel the invaders or ball and bake them. Our bees largely went about their business. If that business led them to a […]