Hornet Protection Mesh at Work

02021-06-15 | Nature | 2 comments

The native Japanese honey bees have no issues traversing the mesh installed over their hive entrance. The hornets do not come close to fitting any part of their murderous bodies through the wire.

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  1. Melissa

    As a changing climate brings new predators their way, some bee species have taken their thermoregulation abilities to the next level. Scientists have observed Japanese honeybees pounce on the hive-invading, bee-eating Asian giant hornets (also known as murder hornets) that cross their threshold. Together they create a giant ball around the hornet and use the same hive-heating techniques to cook the invader alive.

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    • ottmar

      That’s amazing. Thanks!


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