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Licking bees and pulping trees: The reign of a wasp ...

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Take a look inside a hive as a wasp queen begins her reign; founding a colony, hunting to feed her brood and defending against intruders.

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As the sun rises, something royal stirs inside a pile of firewood. It's the wasp queen; one of thousands who mated in late autumn and hibernated through the winter. Now she must emerge into the spring air to begin her reign. This queen is the lone survivor of her old hive, and now, she must become the foundress of a new one. Kenny Coogan details a year in the life of a wasp queen.

Lesson by Kenny Coogan, directed by Biljana Labovic & animated by Denis Chapon.

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