Article posted on May 10, 2020

“Honeybees [Japanese] Vanquish a Goliath Hornet with Thermal Warfare”


honeybee on japanese cherry tree

Bee Culture just uncovered this 1995 article in the New York Times, “Honeybees Vanquish a Goliath Hornet with Thermal Warfare.”

“The Japanese honeybee has devised an unusual defense against mass attacks by a major predator, a giant hornet. Responding quickly and in large numbers, the bees engulf hornet scouts and generate enough heat to roast them to death, scientists say.”

Read the article here…