30 Giant Japanese Hornets Battle 30,000 Bees

Watch this epic battle as 30 Japanese Hornets slaughter a hive of 30,000 European Honey Bees in a mere 3 hours. Unfortunately for the bees they don’t have any effective form of defense against the hornets unlike the native Japanese Honey Bee that when a hornet approaches the hive the bee workers emerge in an angry cloud-formation with some 500 individuals. They form a tight ball around the hornet and their vibrating wings increases the temperature forming a convection oven killing the Hornet. (Find the version featuring the BBC commentary – here).

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