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Video Showing Honeybees Defensive Wave Against Wasps is Mesmerizing to Watch

This 'wave' is utilized against wasps and is referred to as 'shimmering' behavior or defense waving. The signal is transmitted to nearby workers that also adopt the posture, thus creating a visible, and audible 'ripple' effect across the face of the comb. These wave-like patterns repel wasps that get too close to the nests of these bees.
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