Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fact of the Day: Japanese Honeybees

Like many species of bees, Japanese honeybees must worry about attacks from hornets. When a hornet scout enters a hive, a mob of bees will form a ball around the hornet and move around so much that it causes the hornet to be almost powerless and also causes the temperature to rise so much that the hornet cannot tolerate it. 

10 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bees are so smart!

RO said...

This is interesting, and reminds yet again that I don't like Japanese Bees, American Bees, Belgian Bees or any other kind in life. Just give me the honey, please. lol Hugs...RO

Henny Penny said...

I did not know that hornets would attack bees. Poor Honeybees. We need our honeybees!!

Pat Hatt said...

They sure know how to put a stop to them

Martha said...

Very cool. I love bees.

Jen said...

Wow this is really cool. Bees are so intelligent and people seem to forget that.

stephen Hayes said...

Instinct has served bees well over millions of years. I hope we're not bringing about their destruction with pesticides. Most of our food requires bee pollination.

Cloudia said...

fascinating, thanks Adam

Kay said...

That's really incredible!

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know that, Adam! We've been co-existing with a colony of honey bees in a pillar supporting our deck. As long as they (and the homeowners association) don't bother us, we're okay with live and let live. I'm exhausted from trying to find someone to extract and save them.