We covered the arrival in America of these huge, deadly hornets (they have enough venom to kill a human), here. Since then we found these videos featuring the Japanese giant hornet (V. m. japonica), the world’s largest hornet. They are both illuminating if a bit gruesome!
In Europe and North America are bees are sitting targets.
But in this Japanese hive attack the bees fight back. Let’s hope our domestic bees can learn how to survive.
The way Japanese bees deal with murder hornets is just brutal but satisfying. pic.twitter.com/8zjUloVzPY— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) May 5, 2020