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I went out to check my feeders yesterday and I noticed a lot of commotion on the landing board of one of my hives. The bees were actively balling something so I stood and watched and what they were killing was what looked like a large wasp. They kicked its butt and killed it. I came back later to try to find it but it was gone. Will wasps actively prey on bees or their stores? :|
 

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Yes, wasps and especially yellow jackets will invade hives. A strong hive can usually easily drive them off - which sounds like your hive is :D

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European wasps prey on the bees themselves, they will pick them off one at a time, but they only eat the Thorax. Each adult European wasp can kill up to 30 honey bees a day.
 
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