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Licking bees and pulping trees: The reign of a wasp queen - Kenny Coogan

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As the sun rises, something royal stirs inside a pile of firewood. It's the wasp queen; one of thousands who mated in late autumn and hibernated through the winter. Now she must emerge into the spring air to begin her reign. This queen is the lone survivor of her old hive, and now, she must become the foundress of a new one. Kenny Coogan details a year in the life of a wasp queen.

Wasps are important to the environment. How can we live harmoniously with wasps?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Kenny Coogan
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Denis Chapon
  • Art Director Denis Chapon
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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