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The Oriental Hornet (Vespa orientalis) is indigenous to the region where I am keeping my bees. I am rearing an endemic subspecies (Apis mellifera ruttneri) and as such has been living with the hornet for millennia. This video shows certain strategies that these honeybees have evolved to evade a hornet invasion;

Time 0:02 Strategy 1: Special Flight
Time 1:07 Strategy 2: Hive Entrance Reduced with Propolis
Time 1:20 Strategy 3: Bees on Alert! Ready to Attack!
Time 1:49 Strategy 4: Honeybees Attack Hornets

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