Nature presents: 30 Giant Hornets vs. 30,000 honeybees

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Here is an interesting video I found about the net today. Sorry it is in WMV format and I don't know how to convert it to quicktime, but it plays fine on the windows media player for mac.


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    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Amazing footage. I half expect a William Wallace bee to make a valiant stand.
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    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    makes me want to go squish some hornets. never liked them much anyway.
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    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member

    Whoa, that is awesome. Very well done.
  • Reply 4 of 21
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Sort of reminds me of the iraq war...

    sorry, couldn't help myself.
  • Reply 5 of 21
    billybobskybillybobsky Posts: 1,914member

    Originally posted by New

    Sort of reminds me of the iraq war...

    sorry, couldn't help myself.

    you be baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!
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    hardheadhardhead Posts: 644member
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    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    I saw that before. Simply crazy what they're able to do. Ah mother nature.
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    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    That footage was so close to the action, I thought it was CG. Was it real?
  • Reply 9 of 21
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Yup. Very real. Fiber optic cameras, like used in laproscopes.
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    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member
    We should have sent hornets to fight the war on terror.

    Actually seems a good idea....

    We tried using bats in WWII...why not hornets or bees...toss a billion bucks into that Arbusto...


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    pfflampfflam Posts: 5,053member

    F-18 HORNET . . . . used in the war.
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    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    I wonder if those hornets could take on a colony of Africanized Honeybees (major pest and danger to animals and humans)... they should experiment and try it out. Might be a good way to reduce the Africanized population.
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    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,992member
    Man, those hornets kick some ASS! 30 vs 30,000? Most incredible.
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    zodiaczodiac Posts: 138member
    I saw this on tv 2 years ago. It kicks ass.
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    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    those are some LARGE flying insects. I hate insects.
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    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    lol, i killed a wasp today as a token of my sadness towards bees everywhere. i hate wasps, but i like bees. go figure.

    of course, a big part of that is that bees die when they sting you. so pretty much a bee isn't going to sting you unless you do something to really piss it off, or make it defend itself.

    wasps on the other hand don't die when they sting you, and in my experience tend to be a lot more aggressive about stinging, and require a lot less to provoke them.

    i know wasps are great to get rid of pest insects, but i still can't stand them, and take any opportunity to kill them.

    other than roaches and centipedes, wasps are the only other bugs i kill every time i can.
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    psgamer0921psgamer0921 Posts: 393member
    Holy crap. Never did like bees too much
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    billybobskybillybobsky Posts: 1,914member
    i have seen two hornets carry off a think slice of ham... one would have been sufficient but apparently the second hornet didn't want to just be an idle traveler...

    hornets don't bother me as much as wasps... they are certainly aggressive; however, it is easy to just move the meat/sugar source away... bees scare the beegeesus out of me simply because of some experiences with ground and mud bees as a kid... it is incredibly freaky when the bees swarm out of the mud...
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    argentoargento Posts: 483member
    Anybody else feel the same urge as I did to douse the beehive in gasoline while the wasps were in it????
  • Reply 20 of 21
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Even though I'm allergic to their stings (though not adrenaline shot allergic AFAIK), bees don't bother me too much. What does scare the crap out of me is the thought of a swarm (i.e. Africanized honeybee behavior). One reason I would never in a million years move to Arizona or New Mexico for example.
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