bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A 6 mm stinger

A hornet that can kill up to “40 honeybees a minute” is thriving in Japan's dry weather this year and taking a larger-than-normal human toll too. Vespa mandarinia japonica workers grow up to 35mm long, have stingers 6mm long and can sting repeatedly.


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