Outsmarting the Giant Hornets: Beekeeper's Innovative Method to Protect Honeybees 

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In this video, Yuichi, a local beekeeper in Japan, demonstrates how to protect native Japanese honey bees from the attacks of Japanese giant hornets.
The hornets are known to target honeybee colonies to steal pupae, larvae, and honey. Yuichi shows a unique method of capturing hornets using a glue sheet for mice.
When a hornet gets trapped on the adhesive sheet, it releases pheromones that attract fellow hornets, leading them to also get stuck on the sheet.
This technique helps protect Japanese honey bees from these aggressive predators.









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@sergiomuniz350 6 ヶ月 前
This guy is just standing calmly and talking casually next to these giant hornets and then he just takes them down with ease. Big props to this guy
@ourcreeper1018 6 ヶ月 前
and he casually mentions that their sting can kill humans while he is putting his finger near a hornet in the trap
@MrSeekerOfPeace 6 ヶ月 前
he's catching a beedrill and then steps on it because it isn't a shiny
@yafuker6046 6 ヶ月 前
@@ourcreeper1018 Watch the vid of the guys in Florida catching the kind of widow spiders that make you chronically sick!
@ThatOneSharky 6 ヶ月 前
@@MrSeekerOfPeace Wasnt a Max Lvl Shiny, gotta do more farming.
@Ruskieit 5 ヶ月 前
Yeah, unbelievable... It almost looks like it's his job!
@alxmtncstudio2066 3 ヶ月 前
As someone who's seen those giant orange hornets decimating bee colonies around my neighorhood, watching their trial now was an absolute pleasure. A trial like in the old days. Where I live, they are an invasive species from Asia, wildly dangerous for our ecosystems.
@nandihalm7651 3 ヶ月 前
Yes they are dangerous for the ecosystem and sometimes for humans, and its a good method to eliminate them, but they are only insects with natural instincts. They are not evel or cruel, but if you enjoy their suffering, you are a real cruel person :(
@schaftsson7392 3 ヶ月 前
They look like drunk break dancing..))
@boardmandave ヶ月 前
Giant hornet nests have been found in America and their bees don't know how to kill them, this video could be essential to bee survival worldwide so thank you it seems extremely effective
@rdowg 18 日 前
Ive been seeing TONS of videos on facebook of american bee farmers doing this exact method Gotta love how our society as a whole will gather around to share their hatred of these hornets😂
@zilfondel 日 前
Apparently the American bumblebee has been pretty successful in defending against these things.
@ChachiMcSwaqq 3 ヶ月 前
I feel both immensely satisfied watching them struggle, and a little bad watching them struggle. But such is life 😂
@annedebecker8385 3 ヶ月 前
I feel the same as you, both satisfied to know the bees are protected and sad to see these hornets desperately struggling to get out of the trap...Imagining that they will die of exhaustion for long hours does not please me. at all, I wish their agony was short. I know, "they are only insects" but they are living beings and such a death is horrible.
@dingus6317 3 ヶ月 前
I do not feel bad about it. These are evil hellspawned creatures who stung me 5 times on my foot when I was 5 years old for no reason. What purpose do they even serve in the ecosystem? At least bees pollinate flowers and produce delicious honey.
@Sev-Snape-98457 3 ヶ月 前
@@annedebecker8385 Props to you
@ollicompolli3718 4 ヶ月 前
I appreciate he points out that the goal is not to eradicate them, and it’s purely a countermeasure to control a population rather an extermination.
@alveolate 3 ヶ月 前
yes, that is extremely important. should probably emphasise that this is also in japan, where the giant hornets are native, so the considerations are very specific. i wonder what ingredient is in the sticky boards he calls "mouse glue sheets"... if those disperse some sort of fragrant aroma to attract mice, it might also attract other local wildlife, including possibly endangered species. if you're thinking of doing this DIY trap to protect your bees, do consider consulting an expert in local wildlife first.
@ollicompolli3718 3 ヶ月 前
@@alveolate they don’t produce an aroma, he has to first injure a Hornet which gives off its alarm scent, which is what makes bees/wasps/hornets swarm for protection which draws them, but this scent also acts as a deterrent for other things like bees for example, that’s why he didn’t lose anywhere near as many bees on the sheet, that would be a strong deterrent. But you are correct these things should be watched over and never just left anywhere for an extended period.
@adb888 3 ヶ月 前
@@ollicompolli3718 I believe his point was that if it did give off an aroma, other mammals might be tempted to investigate it. I believe most (all?) glue sheets have no aroma and are meant to go down in areas where rodents will walk across them though, so no concern there. If anything, I'd be more concerned about a bird landing on it looking for an easy bug snack. Probably better to have a lid/roof on it, so that the hornets can still get in, but nothing else can after you "bait" it with an "unarmed" hornet.
@gregoryashton 2 ヶ月 前
I could watch this for hours on end. Your camera skills and editing are perfect. I love the detail and your explanation of how and why you go about doing what you do to protect honey bees.
@pietro9845 6 ヶ月 前
"Ok, human, we give you honey and you protect us from the terrifying lovercraftian monsters that haunt us" seems like a mutually beneficial relationship to me.
@nokia-gm8gv 5 ヶ月 前
@sabrinapaul22 5 ヶ月 前
Japanese people will conquer any barrier of challenge 😂
@jaysong_stick 5 ヶ月 前
It actually is, honeybees know they can move out(they do if conditions aren’t maintained by beekeepers) they also know if they stay here their honey gets taken occasionally. Bee’s decided the cost is worth it.
@thegrimcritic5494 5 ヶ月 前
Okay, BREAK! (Everyone claps hands and walks to their defensive positions.)
@Anderphage 4 ヶ月 前
as someone with a phobia of stinging insects, it is very satisfying to watch them get stuck
@annhitchcock3093 4 ヶ月 前
You’re not alone.
@triploshadow 4 ヶ月 前
Its even scary watching them stuck and maniacly trying to sting the air out of pure hatred.
@yungbloodas3789 3 ヶ月 前
Yes it does bring a smile to my face 🙂
@famemmainfo1801 3 ヶ月 前
also hate hirnet but bees are helpfull for humans :)
@mezzb 3 ヶ月 前
You don't even need a phobia - we have these tiny little yellowjackets where I live. If they decide you're a threat, a ton of them will attack you. One sting feels like getting skewered by an ice pick. It hurts a lot for a day, then itches a lot for 3 more. That's one sting. from a little hornet. screw them man. (not advocating wiping out the species, I just don't get weepie when I call the exterminator to wipe out a colony in my small yard) Heck - it would be great if we could just get them to chill out with their pheromones. They're totally chill until that switch flips and they decide you're a problem.
@MattttG3 3 ヶ月 前
I live in the USA and do not raise bees, nor do I ever look it up. But this was recommended and it’s ingenious, i thumbs up your intelligence and drive to protect your baby bees. God bless you brother
What ns, this is beyond efd and krùèł!
And I am THE only God / Goddess / Queen / Princess / Lady / Star etc - the misused big terms God and bless and íntèł and ingenious and the number and the unsuitable name Matt must be edited out and changed!
All beings should be protected from èvíł hùm’ns - just leave those hornets alone, they haven’t done anything and cannot even get in, or give them a different empty hive and they will leave that hive alone!
@Bullseyearchery 2 ヶ月 前
This is brilliant. Methods like this need to be used here in the west. We can learn a lot from the Japanese Beekeepers.
it is used here
@lettus143 ヶ月 前
Do we have anything that aggressive in the states? I feel like part of what makes this work is the fact that the bees retreat, making it safe to put out a trap. I'd hate to accidentally kill my hive.
@Bullseyearchery ヶ月 前
@lettus143 Asian Hornets have been seen in a few states in small numbers in the past 3 years, I believe. Using the sticky would be a stand over it job. Put a hornet onto the pad and let it draw in others. You can keep tabs on your Bee's at the same time. The chances of seeing the Hornets are very slim, though.
@merced175 3 ヶ月 前
This process feeds on the principles of the positive feedback loop. As more hornets get trapped they release more pheromones, making more get trapped, releasing more pheromones and so on and so forth.. clever.
@johnhelms8226 ヶ月 前
Thank you for sharing and explaining this outstanding method of protecting your bees. I myself am not a beekeeper, but this video helps me to appreciate the ingenuity that is required for successful beekeeping. Much respect to you from here in the USA.
@jjdelany8130 5 ヶ月 前
I like how he "disarms" him by stepping on him.
@Laneous14 5 ヶ月 前
Hard to be armed when you're squashed flat. As all hornets and wasps deserve.
@TheThunderKeki 5 ヶ月 前
The real translation is "half kill"
@MikehMike01 5 ヶ月 前
Just like government
@enjoythestruggle 5 ヶ月 前
@@Laneous14 Bruh no. They do have a place in nature. The beekeeper is right to protect his bees, however there's no point in carrying a grudge against these animals or wishing to exterminate them. At the end of the day they're just animals who follow their instincts.
@DPWLVr 5 ヶ月 前
The workers are actually female. (I think)
@QuantumRift 3 ヶ月 前
Thank you, Yuichi. I love learning something new every day. I find this fascinating to watch, and oddly, satisfying. I wonder if the same method could be used here to protect our local bees from "killer" hornets.
@nicktecky55 2 ヶ月 前
Before anyone gets too carried away, we do understand that the preventative measure was the steel 'gates' at the hive entrance, don't we?
@EstherCole 3 ヶ月 前
Apparently there have been sightings in the UK this year. So thank you for sharing this video. We need to protect our bees 🐝
@bidute 3 ヶ月 前
The giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, is not arrived in Europe. Their is a confusion with the Asian hornet, Vespa velituna, that arrived in France in 2004 and have reach most of the Europe
@hazy0077 2 ヶ月 前
Mostly the South of England, I thought there had only been a few sightings but just checked the .gov site and there have been loads of nests destroyed as far North as Hull. Mouse Sheets at the ready for next year!
I like both the metal entrance to the bee hive and the mouse trap innovation. Great ways for dealing with these pests.
@infidel900rr 4 ヶ月 前
As someone who’s been attacked and chased by a hive a yellow-jackets, this is very satisfying to watch!! 😁👍
@colorocko1 3 ヶ月 前
attacked, chased and stung myself....yes satisfying to watch!
@mynamesjudge 3 ヶ月 前
As a fifth generation bee keeper, I was taught to respect all wildlife, even those who are a threat to myself and my hives. I also do native wasp and bee relocations. I have been stung thousands of times by every species that can be found in the Northeast US. Sounds like you people in the comments have a "man up" issue.
@normalclown7369 3 ヶ月 前
@@mynamesjudge I mean, we don't exactly work with stinging insects as often as you do. I respect the wildlife, but I just don't enjoy the pain that comes from messing with stinging insects when I have nothing to do with them.
@sunnyjim1355 3 ヶ月 前
Well, if you will go to France and annoy the legitimate protestors, what do you expect to happen? 😁
Those hornets are terrifying 😢 even the sound of their wings is nightmare inspiring. Normally I’m all about balance in nature but I don’t know the benefits of these monsters. He’s very brave.
@GAMERIN-rn6dj 5 ヶ月 前
This man is talking with an straight face while wearing no protection near those things. Respect
@ralfduran 5 ヶ月 前
balls of steel
@brockhoffer7712 5 ヶ月 前
He must be of Japanese/Ukrainian breed.. 😎
@henningpeters8833 4 ヶ月 前
Hornets are usually NOT aggressive againts humans (like wasps), as long as they don't feel threatened by you. But in germany, hornets are highly protected, so this method would by highly illegal and can be fined with 10000€ and more. - although I understand the beekeepers intent....
@GAMERIN-rn6dj 4 ヶ月 前
@@henningpeters8833 Different countries Different rules
@14Mentalist 4 ヶ月 前
That is a fantastic idea. I am impressed that no safety clothing you have on yet still calmer then mostyoga professionals ❤. I love your tactics on saving your bees 🐝
@gammer0016 13 日 前
I just love how he is proudly standing there to be proven smarter than insects and not even being too much of a work around it :D
@michaelbyrne8860 2 ヶ月 前
Great idea using the gaint hornets own defense against themselves! Great job and a good bee keeper!
@fireballxl-5748 3 ヶ月 前
Thank you for protecting the honey bees. I am from the U.S.A. and even though our leaders give us a bad reputation, we are not all bad people. I very much respect you and thank you.
@Gremlin00ful ヶ月 前
Я попробовал Ваш метод у себя в деревне. Спасибо что поделились=)
@Asatruction 5 ヶ月 前
As they became more and more, I was becoming legitimately afraid they would just collectively take off with the glue sheet still attached to them
@MikehMike01 5 ヶ月 前
That is not physically possible, no matter how many hornets there are or how strong they are
@madworld. 5 ヶ月 前
@GamerPyle 4 ヶ月 前
@@MikehMike01 ...why not? Isn't the same concept as an eagle flying with a fish in its talons?
@MikehMike01 4 ヶ月 前
@@GamerPyle they push down on the paper when trying to fly, no net force. It’s the same as having a giant fan on a boat blowing in the sail, no movement at all
@hanthony624 4 ヶ月 前
Unless they all stop pushing and just use their wings and thats it
@mynamesjudge 3 ヶ月 前
Have you considered making a cage for the glue trap to prevent any birds or wildlife from getting on it when you leave it unsupervised?
@1stNumberOne 3 ヶ月 前
@@ChiefHerzensCoachit’s completely necessary
​@ChiefHerzensCoach the point is to leave them alive so they continue to release the help pheromones to attract the others in the area that are being attracted to the hive by other pheromones that were release by the first hornets that found the honey bee hive. If you kill the ones stuck to the glue board they don't release the help pheromone and the ones actively attacking the hive are the only pheromone the other hornets in the area will receive thus rendering the glue board useless and a waste of time.
@frandanco6289 3 ヶ月 前
@@ChiefHerzensCoach - They are hornets that want to kill and take the hive from the honey bees, right??? Such is life.... :)
@eleSDSU 3 ヶ月 前
​@@frandanco6289so they deserve to suffer because they are hornets? That is a very dumb take in the best of cases, why do you think them suffering is helpful or good? Chief is correct.
@aarnoarnold1973 3 ヶ月 前
A smart, safe, and effective method to protect bees from these destructive pests. I can't imagine what useful purpose these nasty creatures serve.
@ataramoon8370 ヶ月 前
Great video! Very informative for someone living in the US. Thank you! 😄🙏🏻
@Debbie4729 4 ヶ月 前
So cool.Great idea!!! I am truly impressed!!!!! I wish all honeybee problems could be solved as well as this method! Thank you for sharing this!!!
@emailbenjie 2 ヶ月 前
In parts of Japan, people consider these hornets beneficial because they remove pests, such as harmful caterpillars, from crops. The hornets' bodies also contain nutrients, and have been used as ingredients in Japanese food and some strong liquors. Some people believe the hornets' essence has medicinal benefits.
@oblivious108 5 ヶ月 前
This guy is doing this without ANY protection! Major respect.
@tripjet999 5 ヶ月 前
Actually, very foolish.
@bromodz2309 5 ヶ月 前
The cameraman never dies
@liveisamelody9413 5 ヶ月 前
actually they can sting thrue thin leather so imagine how pointless a suit would be.
@tankerock 5 ヶ月 前
trained actor bees, had me fooled for a bit too
@kaiyagami9376 5 ヶ月 前
​​@@tripjet999well considering that the hornet can sting through the safety gear anyway its actually useless
@dennisk5818 ヶ月 前
A unique method of capturing the hornets. Just looking at how much they've disturbed the adhesive, you can tell that they are a very powerful creature. This adhesive is strong and very tacky, too.
@user-ce7ic1ze2u 23 日 前
Wow I’m impressed! That’s remarkably effective for such a simple solution
@carolynp.647 3 ヶ月 前
It's still hard to see them struggle. I know in this case, it is totally necessary
@Dermot2927 3 ヶ月 前
Ehhh...I managed.
Them or us😂
@antlee1579 3 ヶ月 前
Yeah, my face started cramping up from smiling so much. It's hard to keep watching, but it's so worth it!
@susanhawkes2519 3 ヶ月 前
I never felt sorry for a hornet before. It was fleeting.
@IndyCrewInNYC 3 ヶ月 前
One of them immediately dunked its entire face in the glue. Not a good way to go.
@gothembadboy1 ヶ月 前
Very smart and effective ideas! 👍🏻👍🏻
@temerson2 6 ヶ月 前
The powerful sound of their wings, even with one of them disabled is such an indicator of the power of these hornets and the danger that they present to the honeybee species. Even I as a being who is 100x the size of these creatures, is fearful of what they are capable of.
@coyotelong4349 5 ヶ月 前
Literally they sounded like the engines on a B-52 bomber when flapping their wings at the same time on that glue board
@crussty 5 ヶ月 前
you must be tiny
@temerson2 5 ヶ月 前
@@crussty I’m just a funny little guy.
@AdamTheAd-vanc3d 5 ヶ月 前
They sound like , when the grass is being cut outside.
@Juliukas101 3 ヶ月 前
It's great to see all those hornets getting stuck, and the bees saved!
@haraka321 3 ヶ月 前
Seems like a simple and cost-effective solution to a major problem for folks that keeps bees.
@Jonnys00007 2 ヶ月 前
Very informative and cost effective and clever! Great video
@allthumbs3792 3 ヶ月 前
Brilliant idea! Best wishes to you and your honey bees.
@bandana11111 5 ヶ月 前
Here in the Netherlands Japanese Hornets are being sighted. As a beekeeper this is super helpful and informative!
@VelvetMagician 5 ヶ月 前
Same here in the United States
@ErikB605 5 ヶ月 前
It's not the japanese hornet aka. giant asian hornet but the asian hornet. It's a lot smaller. Similar to our own hornets.
@MultiAnikan 5 ヶ月 前
“Importent part of the evosystem” Procedes to glue them stuck to a board and then they die a slow death 😂 An i missing something here?
@TheJunglecrab 5 ヶ月 前
@@MultiAnikanWell, that’s the point… If the hornet dies instantly, it won’t release the pheromones
@simpai941 5 ヶ月 前
@@MultiAnikan There are thousands more. Hundreds of them in the same colony. Killing 20 or so won't hurt the ecosystem.
@princequestly2218 3 ヶ月 前
This is a perfect idea to keep those wonderful bees safe. 🐝
@perry6114 4 ヶ月 前
Shout out to that brave bee which went out to see if the hornet was still there at 0:54. Personally, I wouldn't have dared 😂
@nordattack 2 ヶ月 前
Genius! All it takes is a true understanding of your prey and then a simple solution.
@robaet3 3 ヶ月 前
Great Idea! Very interesting. I was stung by one of those, and the pain is really strong and sharp.
@sadmel2705 3 ヶ月 前
I like how the bees were flying into the hive right in front of the hornet at the beginning of the video. You can see the hornet try to grab them but they were too fast 😂
@oakalquine5484 6 ヶ月 前
i would legitimately rather have to fend off bear attacks on a regular basis than deal with these flying nightmares. this man has a whole different format of backbone.
@samw8452 6 ヶ月 前
So calmly standing there as several murder hornets fly around. Samuri have nothing on that man's bravery!!
@CTZS 6 ヶ月 前
Let us know how much glue you need for the bears.
@shocklett 6 ヶ月 前
Looks like the size of a chicken nugget
@oakalquine5484 6 ヶ月 前
​@@CTZS zero glue required, but i did need stitches. fortunately, the suturing needles are way smaller than these hornets' stingers, and i got anesthesia, and everything
@LordMoldoma 6 ヶ月 前
Funnily enough, bears would probably rather deal with the hornets than with humans.
@thisbushnell2012 4 ヶ月 前
Definitely an excellent way to deal with any who get inadvertently transferred to ecosystems they are not native to. (Australia could use something like that for rabbits, and New York, for Norway Rats.)
@fallenangeltv6973 3 ヶ月 前
I noticed this trick about a year ago. Put out a mice trap and got a crap ton of flies on it. I now understand it is due to pheromones. Essentially, the ability to get unstuck uses their pheromones as bait. Human ingenuity.
@user-ph1vo6cy5t 3 ヶ月 前
Great video! I haven't seen these hornets yet in Missouri USA where I am a beekeeper. But I know they've been seen in western US.
@YouKnowMeDuh 3 ヶ月 前
I love how Japanese are the most powerful hornets. The way the subtitle said it felt very much like an anime moment. They are definitely the final boss of wasps. Gosh, I cannot stand looking at those humongous beasts! Seeing its rear pulsate ready sting is nightmarish! I actually had no clue that you could kill these hornets without consequence. Or is it just because you killed it when it was far from its nest that kept others from coming to avenge him? I hate how the one near the edge looked so close to freedom. Glad they arent strong enough to break free.
@slowpoke4557 2 ヶ月 前
Extremely satisfying to watch! ❤
@MoonberryJam58 4 ヶ月 前
The especially genius part is how even if the hornet is only a little bit stuck, it always tries to bite the glue board, basically guaranteeing that it gets stuck
@acanthodactyl 4 ヶ月 前
It's interesting to watch how the hornet at 3:56 struggles. While it seems that she's able to unstick her legs individually, the only way to do that is to use another leg in order to push the ground. But then the other leg is stuck so she can never actually free herself
@mariushorn9481 4 ヶ月 前
@@acanthodactyl she maybe can if she steps on another hornet
@gunnerhiro394 4 ヶ月 前
​@@mariushorn9481- She's thinking "hmm, do I step on my compadre's head and push it further in the glue, so I can go free? Yeah, why not"?🤣
@stevethea5250 4 ヶ月 前
@@gunnerhiro394 wrong timestamp ?
@jayhair4643 4 ヶ月 前
because it is a biochemical roboter without any ability to reason
@masonparis2170 4 ヶ月 前
The closeup shot of the hornets even while stuck to the glue sheet is terrifying lmao
@domo8676 4 ヶ月 前
Very good video. Thank you for sharing this valuable lesson!
@maciej7279 2 ヶ月 前
this is sooo satisfying to watch I wish you more disarmed hornets in the future, cheers
@sharpclaw6400 3 ヶ月 前
this man is so brave i would never get close to bees and he is right next to these giant hornets
@tacotsunami 3 ヶ月 前
What’s even more alarming than the giant hornets is the fact that this man is able to even move with the size of those massive balls
@dwaynezilla 5 ヶ月 前
The amount of bees lost to the sheet is nothing compared to what just one giant hornet is capable of!
@Karttibone 5 ヶ月 前
What was this like 5-7 bees? A single hornet can kill about 40 bees per minute if they actually make into the hive. That's a hive wiped out within like 10-20 minutes if 10 hornets attack. Unless they're Japanese honeybees which also have adapted to kill hornets by cooking them in deathballs.
@allured8173 5 ヶ月 前
1 hornet has enough power to kill 1000 bees before it dies
@mudge002able 5 ヶ月 前
@@Karttibone Yeah I saw a nature documentary where similar hornets were just cutting hundreds of bees in half easily left and right. Each hornet was like a juggernaut compared to the bees.
@michaelwijaya2664 5 ヶ月 前
And one bee getting stepped on by my dog is already enough to make me about to puke
@JuanSchwartz9 5 ヶ月 前
@@Karttibone death balls? 😳
@mandolinic 4 ヶ月 前
I can see this idea being used all round the world. It's cheap and effective. What's now needed is for some chemist to synthesize the hornet distress pheromone so bee-keepers don't need to catch the first one, simply spray the pheromone onto the sticky pad and wait.
Excellent idea. Unfortunately, I am not a chemist, so I will not be the one to save the world. O woes, will a chemist do us a solid?
Brilliant and so simple. Thank you.
@tweeotch 3 ヶ月 前
Great video! Fantastic way to protect the Honey Bees!
@R7Rolan1 3 ヶ月 前
Thank you, Sir. Very informative and entertaining video. 👍
they look so strong almost like they could get away
@user-lo1cl8de1s 3 ヶ月 前
Japanese people and culture are so amazingly evolved. Respect.
“First I disarm the hornet” as he stomps it multiple times. Lol. I will have to remember that line. I think this is a good defense. We have yellow jackets that raid hives here in the US.
@charlesward8196 6 ヶ月 前
In the US Yellowjackets are ALSO an important part of the ecosystem. They are CRITICAL for control of cabbage looper moths, and tomato horn worms in my vegetable garden. I just discourage nesting close to or on my house.
@td4190 6 ヶ月 前
Soda bottle technique is better for yellow jackets. But I agree looks like a very good method
@ambulocetusnatans 6 ヶ月 前
@@charlesward8196 But can you tell the difference between a native Yellow Jacket (Vespula pensylvanica) and the invasive German Yellow Jacket (Vespula germanica)? I own a pest control company, and even I have a difficult time differentiating them.
@moc617 6 ヶ月 前
This had me dying 😂 🤣 That looked a little bit more than disarming but what do I know I’m not dealing with these giant ass hornets where I live 😂
Thank you for sharing this wonderfully effective to get at least some of the giant hornets. The wasp excluder is very good contruction!
I kinda feel bad for them; that looks like a slow, miserable way to die. But I mean you gotta do what you gotta do to protect the bees or they'll all get wiped out. I've never heard of anyone using a sticky trap on hornets before. Pretty clever! Thank you for sharing.
@lottedunnell1906 3 ヶ月 前
Brilliant. Using their own defenses against them by luring them to the glue pad.
@jimjustice581 3 ヶ月 前
I hate all stinging insects, having been stung by almost all of them. Thanks for this tip. With the right bait I may be able to use it to attract yellow jackets.
@TheBritishbeeman 2 ヶ月 前
As a beekeeper this is very satisfying 😊
@thebaa63 7 ヶ月 前
I cannot tell you how satisfying this video is and how much of a smile this leaves me with. Thank you Protector of Bees!!!
He's only half done! He needs to burn them now! It's the only way to be sure...
@alejandrocasas1455 6 ヶ月 前
I feel a little bad for hornets ... 🙁
I wonder, if enough of them get stuck on the glue trap, will the glue trap fly away? 😀
@DocWolph 6 ヶ月 前
Comes from knowing what he is doing.
@theusher2893 6 ヶ月 前
I was talking with a colleague earlier today about the global decline of honeybees. They need all the help they can get!
@prestonpond 3 ヶ月 前
This is so satisfying to watch. Simple and highly effective. I love it!
@theFoodLady 3 ヶ月 前
How cool is this!! Looks like it work well for those who don't have bees! 👍👍👍
@badgirlkate 3 ヶ月 前
Love this idea! And great video! I have a giant, dead tree with one of these nests inside...YUCK. How beautiful is Japan? I love your garden/farm!
@anng.4542 3 ヶ月 前
Braved beekeeper! I would be terrified to go anywhere near them.
@Brian-pz3wh 6 ヶ月 前
Brilliant!! Truly this is so smart. No pesticides to mess with the bees that are so close, and totally minimizes danger to the bee keeper. This is so cool, gonna have to remember this one!
@nicknevco215 6 ヶ月 前
use the natural defense to trap them with super fly paper
@PiwaiGee 6 ヶ月 前
glue kills indiscriminately and isn't really eco-friendly but yeah if it's effective at keeping the bee colony safe without other chemicals it's okay. I hear some races of chickens are pretty effective against giant hornets
@NielsenDK-1 5 ヶ月 前
@@PiwaiGee I think most chickens will eat hornets but they will eat the bees also.
@yanoriff8744 5 ヶ月 前
​@Bowchikiwow Piwai I think because he is using one of the freshly killed Hornets to spread pheromones is okay for the bees. The main victims will be them, since the bees wouldn't respond to a "SOS" pheromones from their enemy.
@@PiwaiGeeIf it's just a relatively small sheet of glue, over 90% of what will get stuck in it are hornets. Saying it's "indiscriminate" is wildly inaccurate.
@markrix 3 ヶ月 前
What is the most caught per glue sheet? It seems almost limitless and exponential!
@voon1032 3 ヶ月 前
Finally going to Japan for the first time next year, looking forward to seeing the countryside over there, it looks very serene.
@elhazthorn918 3 ヶ月 前
Those hornets are terrifyingly huge. I've been to Japan a couple times and I'm glad I didn't see any.
@buttonasas ヶ月 前
I'm surprised they don't use any kind of "don't come anywhere near me, it's too dangerous" pheromone - do they not have any natural situations like this? What are their predators?
@edithboozy1000 3 ヶ月 前
I imagine his Dad just off camera letting hornets out of a jar one at a time 😂
@Struwwel2 3 ヶ月 前
I love how the sixth one briefly gets its two front legs unstuck, only to hop forward and plant all six in the goo.
@Palindrome3945 6 ヶ月 前
As much as I fear these monstrosities, I got to respect their loyalty to help the bros
@ancuruadh6027 5 ヶ月 前
Except for a handful of drones that never leave the hive, social insects are all female. :)
@sigma_frenchie4075 5 ヶ月 前
​@@ancuruadh6027Oh great, now I can say "women ☕" when a hornet gets stuck in glue
@Dingusdoofus 5 ヶ月 前
@@sigma_frenchie4075 Hmph, women
@nate-408 4 ヶ月 前
Absolutely brilliant. Great work sir.
@DroneUpp 3 ヶ月 前
Very smart way to save your honeybee colony! Those hornets are the BIGGEST I have ever seen! WOW!!!!!!
@phillipschaber7836 3 ヶ月 前
pretty dang smart actually. Using the wasps main defense mechanism against it. I'm wondering how many can be captured before they either stop coming or stop landing on it because they perceive it as a threat..
@SurlyCurmudgen 4 ヶ月 前
So what did you have to do before the glue traps? Of what benefit are these giant hornets?
@Crow-wv6if 3 ヶ月 前
Man I was already afraid of normal wasp. These are terrifying, how the heck are they that big
An awesome example of a person using intelligence, knowledge and simple tools to accomplish the goal of saving his entire hive, instead of spraying horrible Monsanto chemicals everywhere. He understands these mini-monsters have an important role in nature and just targets the problem scouts. Zero collateral damage. Bravo!
@heron6462 6 ヶ月 前
My Japanese father-in-law, when he was a child, was posted near the family beehives with an old tennis racket to 'disarm' any visiting hornets.
@oldegrunt 6 ヶ月 前
But they also have people who specialize in hunting down the nests, it's just the farmer can be a bit more forgiving about the hornets effects overall as he has found a way to help control them.
@brunodm1573 6 ヶ月 前
I would say that the few honey bees which also were trapped in the glue, are the collateral damage. :p
@corvus1970 6 ヶ月 前
@@brunodm1573 Glue traps can also trap the feathers of small birds.
@ElFreakinCid 5 ヶ月 前
@@brunodm1573 Honeybees are known to give up their lives for the hive if needed. It's sad that they got caught on it too, but the traps still ensured the survival of many, many more bees.
@ramjameson8296 3 ヶ月 前
Yo bro! That was very VERY informative. I love honeybees. The pheromone thing was amazing ✌🏾😎
@stefanocioni2587 3 ヶ月 前
How do you dispose of the device once time has passed? And how long do you recommend to keep the process going?
@pyroarchy 2 ヶ月 前
Have you ever been stung by the giant hornets? I've seen people here in the states get stung by something like that and the swelling is massive along with the pain!
@TheKyrix82 2 ヶ月 前
Giant Japanese Hornets have much more potent venom. Corrosive as well, as I recall.
@SeekLuminousThings 4 ヶ月 前
This is genius! Take that, evil hornets! You are a good beekeeper.
@DJ-bh1ju ヶ月 前
Good to see a way to deal with them as they become established here in the States....
@pindebraende 3 ヶ月 前
How do you discard of the trap afterwards? Thanks for the video!
@jaynes387 4 ヶ月 前
Well done, hopefully this will help many bee keepers as these hornets are causing many problems here in the U.K.
@mat5267 3 ヶ月 前
It’s the Asian hornet that’s a problem in the UK, not the giant hornet. The invasive Asian hornet in the UK is called Vespa Velutina. This why I don’t like tabloid news papers like the The sun or the express as they always show a picture of the Vespa mandarinia (gaint Hornet) when talking about the Vespa Velutina (yellow legged Asian hornet).
@charjl96 3 ヶ月 前
It's fun to watch them struggle knowing what they do when they're free
@briandobson5135 3 ヶ月 前
This is sheer genius! use the hornets own pheromones against them!
@coleabunga 11 日 前
That setup is genius ❤