F-22 vs Mig29
I have a particular type of large black shiny-butt bee (not wasp) that is flying sorties over my hives and picking off my HB's mid-air. I have actually observed a mach-3 chase where the HB was making alien-spaceship 90 degree evasive manuvers, pulling 9 g's easy with shiny-butt right on his tail matching turn-for-turn.
There is a ground nest of some bumble bees 40 feet from my hives, but other than matching each other size-wise, I'm not noticing the bright yellow collar typical of the BB, and the BB's I observe around the yard are much slower and (yes) bumbling than these raptors. They much more resemble carpenter bees (yes, I am very familiar with both).
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