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Date: 01/25/12 08:35 PM

39 Responses to Battle Of The Bees: 20 Hornets Vs 30,000 Bees

  1. Profile photo of fps_will
    fps_will Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Link: Battle Of The Bees: 20 Hornets Vs 30,000 Bees - 30 Japanese hornets fight 30,000 honey bees. May the best insect win!
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    j12araiza Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    im confused.. 20 or 30 hornets?
  3. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    Is it any different than the last time it was posted?
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    mikachu Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    for some reason that made me VERY uncomfortable...
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    I like how the bees pull in there wounded
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    Chaosmaster Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    That wasn`t a fight. A fight implies both sides have a chance of winning.
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    KemmyG Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    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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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    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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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    2:00 Do a barrel roll!
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    WickedSteak Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Saw this a month ago. It`s probably even older than that. Regardless, it`s an interesting video.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    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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    Fortitude Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    Was that a bee medic at 0:20?
  14. Profile photo of Grendal
    Grendal Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    music made this for me
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    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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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:14 am
    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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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:38 am
    Come at me bro
  18. Profile photo of Ffoulkes
    Ffoulkes Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:08 am
    I guess we know why the bee population is decreasing dramatically.....
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:17 am
    And lament their women will!
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:38 am
    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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    akabane Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:32 am
    i love the godzilla scene
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:55 am
    Japanese hornet will eat your children
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:57 am
    "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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    CrakrJakk Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:40 am
    Like the Japanese, their bees are willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. The greater good gorramit!
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:30 am
    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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    10Bears Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:42 am
    That`s some pretty cool CGI right there!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:01 am
    All explained here
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    pdjr Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:43 am
    This is exactly how the Irish government are treating us here right now
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 6:24 am
    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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    katluver Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:44 am
    ..... Aaaaand honey prices shoot up $.20 because of all of the bees that died.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:55 am
    Looks like Japanese sci-fi: Furry little creatures VS giant shiny yellow heli-bots.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 8:48 am
    I hate them both and am happy for all that died
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Thats scary...
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    reefaleaf420 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    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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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    Damn. That was like Pearl Harbor.
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    LastJuggalo Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Sorry, I don`t like bees. I`m a bit of a racist against bees.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    damn world war bee
  38. Profile photo of Asino
    Asino Male 18-29
    137 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 7:59 am
    baby eatin` bastards!
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
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    February 2, 2012 at 11:48 am
    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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