Honeybees do the wave

Giant honeybees make waves when predators come close

By Susan Gaidos, 00:00 AM September 23, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bee researcher Gerald Kastberger stands next to a giant honeybee nest.

 

Bee researcher Gerald Kastberger stands next to a giant honeybee nest.

 

Kastberger

 

When a buzzing hornet comes near, most people want to run away as quickly as possible. But if the hornet targets your home, you will need to find a way to shoo it away.

 

Fortunately, hornets generally don’t target people’s homes. In southern Asia, however, a type of big hornet does frequently attack giant honeybees while they are clustered around their homes.

 

Scientists have discovered how this cleve...

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