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Offline Understudy

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French bees just surrender
« on: April 14, 2007, 01:34:59 am »
http://www.cnn.com/2007/BUSINESS/04/13/France.bees.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Asian hornets kicking the butt of french honeybees.

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Re: French bees just surrender
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 07:50:01 am »
"In view of this threat, the resistance is getting organized. The bees have developed a means of defense: They gather around the hornet and roast it.
According to Villemant, the bees flap their wings to increase the temperature and as the hornet cannot withstand such high temperatures, it eventually dies."

I thought it was the Japanese Honey Bee that did this.. something that has evolved over many years of being in the same region and having a balance.. whilst the EHB still went out in small numbers and got killed. Has the EHB adapted or is the news piece mistaken I wonder.. ?

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Re: French bees just surrender
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 09:46:35 am »
I sure hope they don't work their way to the US. This video talks about the Japanese Honey Bee adapting and roasting the hornet. Maybe the EHB has adapted.....

http://www.zunibee.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=19&title=National_Geographic_Japanese_Hornets_Bees