30 Hornets vs. 30,000 Bees, Who ya got??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thundercracker, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Thundercracker

    Thundercracker Contemptuous

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Posts:
    1,685
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +0
  2. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Posts:
    6,318
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +3
    I saw this a while ago on national geographic. I'm with the hornets! (uh oh, I feel a sig trend a-brewin)
     
  3. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Posts:
    2,365
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +8
    It's like a horror movie for bees! Night of 30 Hornets!

    [​IMG]
    >
    30 Hornets
    >
    30,000 Bees
     
  4. King Starscream

    King Starscream <b><font color=blue>The Royal Seeker</font></b> Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2003
    Posts:
    7,305
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    221
    Likes:
    +1
    I guess sending wave after wave or your own men doesn't always work.
     
  5. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Posts:
    2,365
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +8
    Only if you're Zapp Brannigan.
     
  6. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Posts:
    2,766
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +1
    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.
     
  7. Liokaiser

    Liokaiser Super Mod

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Posts:
    24,790
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    306
    Likes:
    +2
    Neat stuff.
     
  8. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Posts:
    10,507
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +124
    I think this video was posted here a year or two ago. Still freaks me out. I hate hornets.
     
  9. jet convoy

    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    Posts:
    767
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    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.

    :( 
     
  10. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Posts:
    9,230
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +52
    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.
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    14,999
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Long Island
    Likes:
    +34
    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.
     
  12. butz

    butz slippery when wet

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Posts:
    6,904
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    I'd swear Streck or somebody posted this recently, in some other bee-related thread.
     
  13. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Posts:
    5,690
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    you're thinking of the pictures where they ignited the bees.
     
  14. Boggs6ft7

    Boggs6ft7 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Posts:
    2,399
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +0
    Speaking of bees. I highly recommend the book "Clan Apis" Its a graphic novel all about honey bees. Hilarious and informative.
     
  15. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Posts:
    3,505
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    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.
     
  16. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Posts:
    3,685
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Intence, very, very intence.
     
  17. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Posts:
    7,219
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +4
    Gee, the Hornets are only what, 3 times the size of the bees. Still, kinda freaky watching it.
     
  18. Devastator001

    Devastator001 Prepare for Devastation TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Posts:
    978
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    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.
     
  19. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Posts:
    3,505
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Of course, the sting of a honeybee can also potentially cause death, but no one ever seems to focus on that. :D 
     

Share This Page