Vietnam’s honeybees using their own prey against assassination horns

According to a report, honeybees in Vietnam have conducted a sting operation against the infamous Murder Hornets in which their nests have been cut and destroyed.

Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario made odorous discoveries about the novel use of bees for animal excreta.

“Workers collected feces on our dung heap throughout the study; According to a CNN report, in a study published by PLOS One, researchers wrote that we looked for them for feces in a nearby chicken coop.

He also said that worker bees sometimes used soap scum and urinated humans for the same purpose.

Researchers surveyed 72 beekeepers in late August, when assassination horn attacks occur frequently.

CNN quoted the study as saying that five of them kept only colonies of western honeybees.

But 63 of the rest of the Eastern beekeepers indicated armor spots on the forehead of their hives.

Beekeepers had a median of 15 colonies per keeper – and keepers reported that seeing feces on average 74 percent of their colonies, according to the report.

Poop appeared after the raid by the assassination horn, and researchers determined they were a reaction to the attacks. They found that colonies were less likely to be attacked in heavy to moderate amounts.

Heather Mattila, an author, said in a statement, “This study demonstrates a remarkable remarkable quality that these bees actually have to defend themselves against terrifying predators.”

Meanwhile, western honeybees – found in North America – are not as ready for killing horns as the former.

“They didn’t have the opportunity to develop a defense,” Mattila said. “It’s like going to a war cold.”

Murder hornets native to Asia have recently found their way to North America, where entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture last month destroyed a nest they had located in October.

They discovered some 200 queens inside, each capable of building their own nest.

State officials said the first giant hornet in the state was trapped in July, while several others were later captured in Whitcomb County.


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