Nova (01/04/00)

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David Ogden Stiers
Wolfgang Thaler
Herbert Habersack
Paula S Apsell

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Documentary that chronicles a year in the life of a bee colony. The sequences include the wedding flight of the colony's virgin queen as she mates in mid-air with a drone; the life-and-death battle between two rival queens for the colony's throne; and the defeat and death of a thieving wasp at the entrance to the hive. The program also explores mysteries like the waggle dance, in which scout bees signal the exact direction and distance of nectar sources to the rest of the hive.