bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Friday, March 26, 2004

Tall tale of toads piggy-backing to eat bees

Queensland beekeepers are faced not only with the Australian drought, but also the cane toad. Introduced from Hawaii in the 1930s to control beetles in sugar cane fields, the cane toad (picture) is poisonous and is now declared a pest. One beekeeper even claims they piggy-back each other to raise themselves to the hive entrance to gobble up departing bees.


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