At times it was more like a judo bout, as you can see from this throw.
The bee dragged the wasp across this 2 inch (5cm) piece of wood and threw it down the other side.
Then she seemed to sense that the wasp had had enough and let it go. The bee got her breath back and groomed everything back into place and then turned round as if to have another go.
But the wasp had already crawled away to lick its wounds.
It will know not to get too close to the bees next time.