Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bee meets bee

Following on from the last bee post.... Here is a random photo of a bee eating a bee.  No idea what was going on, but it sat still for about an hour just slowly devouring it on the post of our deck.  I have heard that Japanese bees are smaller than western bees, but have the power to work together to kill larger bees who come to take over the hives - swarming together to make their invaders overheat and die.  Unfortunately it looks like this poor bee had lost all its friends.... definitely a case of safety in numbers, or not in this case!

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