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    Default BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    I got my hands on a copy of this film and watched it today. I thought it was quite interesting. I hope those Giant Hornets never make there way to the US or I think s

    Has anyone ever seen it?
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    Default Re: BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    I have seen a video of the giant Japanese hornets invading beehives.
    That's one insect I never want to meet.
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    Default Re: BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    Saw a program on the Japanese ones - very interesting, especially the part where they show how the native honey bees will ball a scout hornet and kill it with heat. Of course once a hive has been spotted by more than the scouts it is game over for the poor bees. The European honey bees apparently don't have that defense strategy.

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    Default Re: BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by green2btree View Post
    Saw a program on the Japanese ones -

    JC
    Yup, that's the one. That was awesome how they lured the giant into the hive then rushed her.
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    Thumbs down Re: BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    Saw a program about these hornets on National Geogaphic. Hopefully they will never come and learn to survive out here. Scary creatures.

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    Default Re: BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    Only thing is, japan isn't trying to get rid of the hornet like we as the states would. It would be easy to protect your hive from them, so it wouldn't be that big of a deal if they come here.

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    Default Re: BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    I'm more worried about protecting me from them. I only have one hive but I have very bad reactions to wasp bites. Of course I would also hate to lose my only hive and since I am in my 70's that would probably be my last hive. Mind you the way this winter is going I may not have one anyways. One can only hope.

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    Default Re: BBC: Buddha, Bees, and the Giant Hornet Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by okaive View Post
    Only thing is, japan isn't trying to get rid of the hornet like we as the states would. It would be easy to protect your hive from them, so it wouldn't be that big of a deal if they come here.
    Seen it, great program.

    How could we protect? Would entrance screens work? They could still mob the entrance and kill all the workers coming and going.
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