Sunday, October 11, 2009

Japanese honeybees roast a hornet

Japanese honeybees have a very unusual way of killing one of their worst predators, the hornet. They cook them. The bees raise their temperature to 117-degrees and literally roast their enemy. Way too cool. (Sorry for the brief commercial at the beginning).

Enjoy watching nature doing what it takes to get by,


[via Beebs]


Girl in Red Shoes said...

Dude. That is so cool!
(Remind me not to reincarnate as a giant hornet.)

Patrick Gracewood said...

What is really amazing is the close tolerance of temperatures- 115 to 118. The bees bring it in
with 2 degrees of dead for the hornet with 1 degree of safety for themselves.