Honey bees cook giant Japanese hornet

Japanese giant hornet

Bees take down a giant Japanese hornet scout with body heat alone

Japanese giant hornet
Japanese giant hornet by KENPEI CC 3.0

The Japanese giant hornet is an awesome death machine able to kill forty bees a minute. In this video the Japanese bees that are being scouted for an attack by a hornet take it down before it has a chance to call in its mates.

The hornet’s job is to mark the hive with a pheromone so other hornets can find it later. The bees know this and attack the scout hornet before it has a chance to mark the hive for extinction.

The bees use an unlikely but effective method of killing the hornet. They use vibration and body heat, watch the video to find out more…


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