Bee ball to protect from Asian giant hornet

Bee ball to protect from Asian giant hornet
Photographer: TakahashiRights holder: Takahashi

The Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica) forming a "bee ball" in which two hornets (Vespa simillima xanthoptera) are engulfed and being heated. Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, Honshu Island,Japan.

日本語: ニホンミツバチの蜂球。内部にはキイロスズメバチがいる。2005年7月30日投稿者が横浜市内にて撮影30 July 2005

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