Unique Views of the World - Japanese Giant Hornets

Feb. 1, 2014

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), including the subspecies Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica), colloquially known as the yak-killer hornet, is the world's largest hornet, native to temperate and tropical Eastern Asia. Its body length is approximately 50 mm (2 in), its wingspan about 76 mm (3 in), and it has a 6 mm (0.24 in) stinger which injects a large amount of potent venom.


Attack of the Japanese Giant Hornets- National Geographic Video

Cameramen Alastair MacEwan attempts to capture unprecedented footage of the deadly Japanese Giant Hornets as they attack and decimate a hive of European Honeybees.           


Hornets From Hell - Bees Develop Secret Weapon Against Hornets - National Geographic Video

They can kill forty bees a minute. A small gang can lay waste to an entire bee colony leaving thousands of severed heads and wings in their wake. They're the Hornets from Hell!

WITHIN NATURE’S INTRICATE WEB OF CHECKS AND BALANCES … THERE IS A PLACE FOR ‘PAY BACK’.  Watch this video to see the amazing way Japanese Bees  protect themselves


Killer hornets: Watch firefighters fight back against deadly insects as death toll rises to 42 and 1,600 are injured