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the Bee Season


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has anyone seen it?
i just saw it and it was brilliant! one of the best movies out this year--should have won some awards!
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Subsonic Chronic

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Is this one of those nature documentaries?

Does it have that insane scene from National Geographic where these killer hornets lay waste to a bee (or maybe wasp) hive in a matter of minutes?

Because that's hands down the coolest bee shit I've ever seen.

To the bee mobile!


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its a new feature film about a girl who enters these spelling bees and her family collapses as a result...
highly recommend
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Although a handful of Asian giant hornets can easily defeat the defenses of honeybees, whose correspondingly small sting cannot inflict much damage against such a large predator as the giant hornet, the Japanese honeybee (Apis cerana japonica) has evolved an ingenious method of defending against the much larger predator.

When a hornet scout locates a Japanese honeybee hive and approaches the nest, the scout will emit specific pheromonal hunting signals. When the honeybees detect these pheromones, a hundred or so honeybees will gather near the entrance of the nest, apparently to draw the hornet further into the hive. As the hornet enters the nest, a large mob of about five hundred honeybees surround the hornet, completely covering it and preventing it from moving, and begin quickly vibrating their flight muscles. This has the effect of raising the temperature of the honeybee mass to 47 °C (117 °F). Though the honeybees can tolerate such a temperature, it is fatal to the intruder, which can handle a maximum temperature of about 45 °C (113 °F), and is effectively baked to death by the large mass of vibrating bees.

there's also a video on national geographic's site.