Honeybees Battle Japanese Giant Hornet With Vibrating Heat Ball Technique

Posted on October 4, 2011

The Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica), is a subspecies of the Asian giant hornet. It can grow as large as 1.6 inches long. The hornet has a venom which can dissolve skin tissue. The Wikipedia entry says people stung by the hornet require hospital treatment.

In this video, a Japanese giant hornet scout boldly enters a bee hive where the bees kill the hornet using a vibrating heat ball technique. Take a look:

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