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Apparently, Japanese honeybees have a defense against the Asian giant hornet.  They form a ball of bees around the larger predator and vibrate, raising the temperature inside up to 115 degrees.  The hornet cooks to death in about an hour.

European honeybees haven't learned this trick.

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6 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

Form a ball of bees around the larger predator and vibrate, raising the temperature inside up to 115 degrees.  The hornet cooks to death in about an hour.

Unfortunately the hornet isn't cooked to safety until it reaches 165°F, and jamming a meat thermometer up its thorax is simply not worth the effort.

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14 minutes ago, Seicher Rae said:

I just saw a Facebook reference to murder hornets and TP and I totally didn't get the joke. Uh oh...

This is a murder hornet:

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This is a murder hornet stinging a man:

I think I'm just going to plan on never leaving my house again.

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