I was shooting video on the bees pollinating our flowering cherry tree when to my surprise I saw a bee actually pull another bee off a blossom.
The bully bee then flew off, not even partaking of the nectar. So why did she pull the first one off?
Here’s a video capturing the play-by-play…
Here’s another example of bees interacting on a blossom
…and a bee brushing a different insect off the side of a crocus.