Posts Tagged ‘Japanese honeybees’

I learnt from QI recently that the Japanese honeybee has a partly ingenious, partly scary way of dealing with hornet scouts investigating their hives. A lone scout sniffing around a honeybee hive can be a harbinger of doom – a full-on hornet attack against a beehive is like a platoon of terminators tearing through a shopping mall. The first video here demonstrates the latter point, the second illustrates the former. They both have some terrific, cinematic visuals.

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