German Wasp Preying on Honey Bees Vespula germanica

German Wasp attacking Honey Bee
German Wasp attacking Honey Bee
German Wasp attacking Honey Bee
Apologies for these gruesome photos showing the behaviour of a German Wasp attempting to sever in half a Honey Bee who is still alive. Her severed leg is in the foreground.
German Wasp dismembering Honey Bee
German Wasp dismembering Honey Bee
German Wasp attacking Honey Bee
Another German Wasp, this time attempting to detach the abdomen of a male Honey Bee while he is still crawling away across the concrete.
German Wasp attacking Honey Bee
German Wasp attacking Honey Bee
German Wasp attacking Honey Bee
The Wasp continues trying to detach the abdomen of the male Honey Bee as he struggles to get away
German Wasp attacking Bee
German Wasp breaking up bee
German Wasp breaking up bee
Another German Wasp, a different year, unable to discern species of bee from the debris
German Wasp attacking Bee
German Wasp breaking up bee
German Wasp breaking up bee
Despite the pendulous "nose" mark, this is a German Wasp (three black spots); not sure why all my evidence of wasps preying on bees (and other wasps, below) are only of German Wasps.