Honey Bee Orientation Flights, Honeybees

Honey Bee Orientation Flights, Honeybees


Out working to bees the other day I
caught some orientation flights here’s what a normal hive looks like with bees stacking up to land in an orderly fashion busy hive but nothing really extraordinary
good group of bees landing, coming and going Now the chaos of orientation. Here we can
see bees filling the air space in front of the hive as a climb the front of the hive they
cast themselves off hover about in front of the hive orienting
themselves to the surroundings. Again, typical hive entrance activity
sees the returning bees stacking up waiting to land as the bees
at the front of the hive on the landing board inspect the returning bees in an orderly fashion. As I was filming the initial hive
orienting a second hive started its orientation
flights. This hive, right here in the foreground with the red honey super is in the initial stages of orientation. You can see the frenzied activity in the
air space in front of the hive as bees slowly come out of the hive and climb the hive surface, casting themselves off and orienting. These bees are actually making small figure 8 patterns that they will increase in size as they rise above the hive in the air above the bee yard. So, that’s it for orientation flights. Thanks
for watching and remember to eat more honey and tune
back in for more HIVE ACTION!!!

Two Giant Killer Hornet Colonies Fight to the Death


[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: The Samurai scouts
bring news that there’s an army on its way. [BUZZING] They rally the troops. But it’s too late. The Bamboo Battalion is on them. The Rock Samurais are ambushed
at their own entrance. When times are tough,
giant killer hornets turn on their kind. It’s like on like,
giant on giant. Claws, stingers, and mandibles,
all weapons deployed and heads will roll. Disabling the enemy is
the primary strategy. Beheading and severing
limbs, the mandibles are the ultimate weapon of war. It’s impossible to
determine who’s winning until the pillaging starts. The marauding Bamboo
giants enter the fortress. They’re conquered
the Rock Samurais and they’ve struck gold. The precious nursery of
developing princesses is ransacked, next year’s
queens killed and cannibalized in their chambers. The sentry can do nothing
but witness the devastation of her precious family.