Battle Of The Bees: 20 Hornets Vs 30,000 Bees

Submitted by: fps_will 5 years ago in Science

30 Japanese hornets fight 30,000 honey bees. May the best insect win!
There are 39 comments:
Male 526
so they let a colony die just to film this? in america we have a shortage, and it`s illegal to bees. i mean the camera angles were cool, but still. that`s like sending in hungry dogs into an orphanage of crippled children just for cinematic effect.
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Male 137
baby eatin` bastards!
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Male 256
damn world war bee
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Female 212
KILL EACH OTHER! KILL EACH OTHE AND DIE! DIE YOU BASTARD BEES, DIE! USE FLAMETHROWERS! MURDER! KILL!

Sorry, I don`t like bees. I`m a bit of a racist against bees.
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Male 2,737
Damn. That was like Pearl Harbor.
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Male 89
this is why were going to be drated. no one gives a poo that bees are the number one reason we have plants in the world. dont you know that there is a part of africa that no longer has bees. some bees are no longer honey bees but have become poisonous or just like these hornets because they wouldnt be left alone.
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Male 25,416
Thats scary...
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Male 2,123
I hate them both and am happy for all that died
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Female 6,381
Looks like Japanese sci-fi: Furry little creatures VS giant shiny yellow heli-bots.
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Male 321
..... Aaaaand honey prices shoot up $.20 because of all of the bees that died.
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Male 3,372
Very cool video! I also checked out the video of the guy with his "pet" Asian hornet...those things are huge!
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Male 298
This is exactly how the Irish government are treating us here right now
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Male 3,343
All explained here
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Male 488
That`s some pretty cool CGI right there!
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Male 3,619
the bees actually have a strategy for this, i expected to see it here...

they jump on the hornets and gang up around them so close and start vibrating their bodies to create heat and eventually boil the hornet with their joined body heat
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Male 21
Like the Japanese, their bees are willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. The greater good gorramit!
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Male 4,004
"Why attack them one by one. They should have swarmed them like bees. "

Who should have? The Hornets or the Bees? I assume you meant the bees should have swarmed like bees? That sounds silly. And there are videos out there of bees killing one of these bad boys, it requires bees to surround the hornet, then start buzzing really fast to raise the temperature in the bee/hornet cluster. They raise it to within 2 degrees of their own death, which is exactly the temperature needed to kill the hornet... naturally a LOT of bees are killed during this (the hornet is still trying to kill it`;s way out, but more bees are adding themselves to the cluster, and some die of overheating...
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Male 571
Japanese hornet will eat your children
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Male 1,093
i love the godzilla scene
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Male 959
It was like a bad 80s kung fu movie. Why attack them one by one. They should have swarmed them like bees.

Also, some bastard documentary producers released those hornets at the bees, after getting their cameras set up to record the carnage. May even have done a few hives to get the angles right
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Male 835
And lament their women will!
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Male 39
I guess we know why the bee population is decreasing dramatically.....
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Male 1,150
Come at me bro
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Male 197
Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life? Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
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Male 4,902
I saw this on Discovery or something a few years ago, but the addition of the music made it absolutely Epic. Great post!
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Male 182
music made this for me
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Male 254
Was that a bee medic at 0:20?
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Male 6,227
I read about the Japanese hornet/honeybee wars awhile ago. The honeybees have one effective defense: the bee ball. A cluster of honeybees will form around a hornet and vibrate their bodies, generating heat. The honeybees are able to survive a temperature a few degrees higher than a hornet, and if enough of them cluster and vibrate long enough, they can kill a hornet that way. Typically, as I remember, 10 or 20 of the honeybees in the middle of the cluster, where the temperature is highest, also die.
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Male 322
Saw this a month ago. It`s probably even older than that. Regardless, it`s an interesting video.
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Male 550
2:00 Do a barrel roll!
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Male 1,526
I`d say it`s not worth the time digging out and individually killing the young. Without the drones they are as good as dead anyways. But hornets don`t have logic I suppose.
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Female 23
Poor little Honey Bees minding their business and along comes trouble. Didn`t even look like they were fighting back, and yeah, like Buzzard250 said, I like how the bees were like "LARRY NO! Don`t die on me buddy! We`ll get you home safe!" "cough cough..tell my wife I love her"
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Male 234
That wasn`t a fight. A fight implies both sides have a chance of winning.
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Male 341
I like how the bees pull in there wounded
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Female 515

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Female 5
for some reason that made me VERY uncomfortable...
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Male 1,920
Is it any different than the last time it was posted?
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Male 213
im confused.. 20 or 30 hornets?
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Male 102
Link: Battle Of The Bees: 20 Hornets Vs 30,000 Bees [Rate Link] - 30 Japanese hornets fight 30,000 honey bees. May the best insect win!
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