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Flying, sheltering and stinging are ways in which honey bees avoid predators.

Specifically, the insect in question (Apis spp) can respond to predation in one of three ways. A honey bee may choose to either out-fly a predator or seek shelter in a leafy hideaway or the hive. A third option would be standing ground to wield a fearsome stinger.
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