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January 10, 2002
I found it to be amazing how some bees exit the hive a split second as fast as the stone that is hurled and hits directly into the hive. It is almost like they were debris expelled upon impact. I have at times imagined being an outsider witness inside the hive and see the image of what it would look like to see a wall of honeycombs quickly disappear from view, obscured, if only partially. The high-speed exit may be due to the bees’ sense of danger present, possibly from the near misses in attempts made to hit the hive.