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Heard on Chinese TV

I was listening to CCTV (central China TV) and their article in bees.  On 57.2, Plattsburg, NY

One part was about how the Chinese imported Italian bees several years ago to increase production.

Then they discovered several hives dying.

On investigating, they found that Italians were invading the Chinese hives and were ignored by the Chinese guard bees.  The Italians then found and killed the Chinese queens.  Movies of this happening.  The queen tried to escape by hiding in a group of Chinese workers, but was found and killed.  The Italians then robbed the confused Chinese hive.

The second part of the show was about a special dance the Chinese bees did when attacked by mites.  Other bees in the hive then came and removed the mites.

How do we train Italians to do mite dances and respond to them?