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“Shimmering”: The Hypnotic Dance Used By Bees To Defend Against Preators (VIDEO)

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A video shot in Vietnam shows us how bees perform a defensive “hypnotic dance” to drive wasps away…

A phenomenon known as “shimmering”, first studied in 2008, is a defensive mechanism employed by an entire bee hive in order to repel wasps, hornets and various onther predators, forcing them to move away.

This video went viral and shows the moment when the hive uses this “defensive wave”, as bees coordinate by turning their abdomens upwards ina beautiful, hypnotic display.

The resulting effect is truly amazing:

Source: Twitter

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