Numlock News: December 11, 2020 • Bees, Bull…

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Bees A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday describes an incredibly gross but evidently successful strategy employed by Asian honey bees to prevent onslaughts of predatory hornets from striking their homes. Researchers monitored three apiaries in Vietnam after reports the honey bees had been collecting water buffalo dung to incorporate into the structures of their nests following giant hornet attacks. Turns out coating your home in feces is an awesome way to repel invaders, as hornets were not only less likely to land on the entrances that had been doused in dung, but also

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