Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thundercracker, Jan 3, 2007.
Place your Bets
I saw this a while ago on national geographic. I'm with the hornets! (uh oh, I feel a sig trend a-brewin)
It's like a horror movie for bees! Night of 30 Hornets!
I guess sending wave after wave or your own men doesn't always work.
Only if you're Zapp Brannigan.
If it's Apis cerana I'll take the bees. For one, they boil wasps alive, and for two, they're the natural host of the varroa mite that beat the stuffing out of our honeybees a few years back.
I think this video was posted here a year or two ago. Still freaks me out. I hate hornets.
Yeah, I've seen that before. Did anyone feel sorry for the bees? Cause I sure did.
Really sucked for that one that was crawling bac to its allies, only to have a hornet promptly slice it in half.
There's just one bug I hate more then wasps: Hornets. Thankfully they're not around where I live.
And from what I saw on NG a few weeks back, there's just one kind of bee that can stop those things: The stingerless bee. Hornets always send out a single recon before attacking a hive, and the stingerless bees let him get close to the hive itself before pulling it in and eating it alive (they have very strong pincers to make up for the lack of stingers). Hornets never hear back from their friend, so they move on. Nasty stuff.
There are hornets where I live, they really have no purpose in life, every year the same 3 hornets sit in the exact same spots on my brick driveway. Me and my dad once watched them and after they fly away look at the driveway, there is nothign there! Why do they sit in that spot for hours? and just pretty much walk in circles.
I'd swear Streck or somebody posted this recently, in some other bee-related thread.
you're thinking of the pictures where they ignited the bees.
Speaking of bees. I highly recommend the book "Clan Apis" Its a graphic novel all about honey bees. Hilarious and informative.
Wasps and Hornets look neat...when they arent nesting near you and trying to eat your food. Yellow Jackets are MEAN little SOBs.
I always get a kick out of watching those huge japanese hornets at work.
Intence, very, very intence.
Gee, the Hornets are only what, 3 times the size of the bees. Still, kinda freaky watching it.
I know what they are. I actually saw this on Discovery Channel about a year ago. This epic battle takes place in Japan. These European honey bees are no match with the giant hornets. Almost always, the giant hornets will win. There is close to a 100% mortality in the honey bee colony. The sting from a giant hornet in Japan is capable of inflicting a serious pain and possible death. These are the largest hornet in the world attaining lenth of over an inch and half long. That puts our hornets to shame.
Of course, the sting of a honeybee can also potentially cause death, but no one ever seems to focus on that.
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