Warding Off Murder Hornets with... Poop?

721 Shikime 72 mijë

The murder hornets of your nightmares aren't totally unstoppable - all you need is a little poop.
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  1. naufalap
    3 ditë më parë

    "If you're a fan of science content like this, you might also be interested in one of our other channels, SciShow Kids!" dammit hank don't roast me like that

  2. Sylv
    12 ditë më parë

    So does this work on all types of hornets? I need to know, for uh, reasons.

  3. Busy Bee Gaming
    Busy Bee Gaming
    13 ditë më parë

    Best Fiends quote: Beebert pranks Whisper Whisper: Beebert, can we get a new video game? Beebert: No, Whisper. We have video games already! The video games: Poop Launch, Poop vs. Hornets

  4. éclair
    14 ditë më parë

    I wish scientist would stop telling people that only honey bees are important for pollinators, when there are hundreds of species of native pollinators that are going extinct because humans are neglecting them.

  5. Bee Bob
    Bee Bob
    15 ditë më parë

    When you title the video correctly with Giant Asian Hornets, I'll watch it.

  6. Ti Man
    Ti Man
    22 ditë më parë

    Humans are always shocked to find other life could possibly be creative.

  7. tommy25 eu
    tommy25 eu
    25 ditë më parë

    The skillful mirror reassuringly confuse because hacksaw ostensibly own within a parsimonious robert. billowy, graceful yard

  8. Rijon Gautam
    Rijon Gautam
    26 ditë më parë

    Commonly found in Asian country (aringal)

  9. Coltafanan Studios
    Coltafanan Studios
    28 ditë më parë

    Anyone like jazz?

  10. bruce carter
    bruce carter
    28 ditë më parë

    honeybees are not native to US. they could be considered invasive since they compete with other native bees

  11. Pendlera
    29 ditë më parë

    I don't see why this is considered tool use. Is any nest building behavior using material from the environment considered tool use now?

  12. Nicolai Veliki
    Nicolai Veliki
    29 ditë më parë

    Maybe the American bees are as disgusted by poo as Murder Hornets are

  13. Brenda Krieger
    Brenda Krieger
    29 ditë më parë


  14. PuffTheCat Puff
    PuffTheCat Puff
    29 ditë më parë

    They aren't using tools, but stools. So, couldn't humans place buckets of animal poop near nests, so the bees don't have to go far to get it?

  15. Herbert Fawcett
    Herbert Fawcett
    29 ditë më parë

    If feces works, why complicate the deal with specific compounds, just use the WSH_T!!!

  16. Matt Tube
    Matt Tube
    29 ditë më parë

    Yes I laughed when he said they dont have songs of MURDER Hornets for kids, my mind just kept thinking of content (and songs) about them for kids, LOL

  17. Kro
    29 ditë më parë

    I've lived in Japan for ten years. Last year we moved to the countryside. There a lots of fairly large hornets around and it's easy to wonder if they are the infamous giants. Until you see a real giant hornet. They are like small birds and cast obvious shadows. They do generate a certain level of fear. but I'm not covering the doorways with crap. Probably.

  18. patricia kunz
    patricia kunz
    Muaj më parë

    Bees are incredible!!

  19. The Rad Fems
    The Rad Fems
    Muaj më parë

    0:20 European flowers and plants. They are invasive in the Americas.

  20. hisexcellency
    Muaj më parë

    Vulture Bees are something I learned about recently too

  21. Scorpio
    Muaj më parë

    Just put a metal bracket over the entrance. You could do this for probably about 10 to 25 cents per hive.

  22. Brinx
    Muaj më parë

    Why search for chemical compounds of poop.......just use poop.

  23. 0525loki
    Muaj më parë

    I wonder if using fecal spotting would keep my family away from my PS5??

  24. Francescadbg
    Muaj më parë

    So those Asian honeybees who carries poop, does that pop somehow gets into the honey...?

    1. Dragrath1
      Muaj më parë

      Probably at some level but I don't think it would really be a problem as honey contains potent disinfectants that kill bacteria

  25. Brapamaldi
    Muaj më parë

    so, how did you get bee stings on your butt? was just trying to save them from murder hornets

  26. Agent J
    Agent J
    Muaj më parë

    "This is the first time bees have been documented using tools." Correction: _biological warfare_

  27. DragoNate
    Muaj më parë

    Eat THAT, vespiform!!

  28. OldMech
    Muaj më parë

    Murder Hornets killing Killer Bees. Yeah, there is a good side.

  29. Jamie Nelson
    Jamie Nelson
    Muaj më parë

    Is it a repellent or a chemical camouflage? Don't "murder hornets" use pheromones to mark hives for their fellow hornets? Perhaps this interferes with that process.

  30. Salotl Cryptober
    Salotl Cryptober
    Muaj më parë

    How is bees using feces in this way different from muddaubers who build their nests from mud, or hermit crabs that protect themselves with shells from other animals? This doesn’t seem to be tool use any more complex than that - especially since this is clearly evolved behavior from bees that developed alongside the wasps, not learned behavior from US bees as a defense.

  31. Jay M
    Jay M
    Muaj më parë

    Could you see how this was in the hive...look at Gracie over there she keeps bringing back a nasty substance beside pollen, ignore her she will die off...Hornet comes leaves...all hail Gracie

  32. Satya G
    Satya G
    Muaj më parë

    I've seen these on my neighbours bee hive... Didn't even know it was poop👀

  33. L L
    L L
    Muaj më parë

    Using poop to hide your real Rosey.. genius..

  34. MC G
    MC G
    Muaj më parë

    Worry about European hornets not Asian.

  35. Jacob Behnke
    Jacob Behnke
    Muaj më parë

    Clearly they've been talking with the dung beetles!

  36. James
    Muaj më parë

    That's why I spread poop on my house door too.

  37. CJ
    Muaj më parë

    Send the the *murder hornets* after *killer bees!*

  38. Pat D
    Pat D
    Muaj më parë

    Not the bees! Not the beeeeesss!!!!!

  39. Duwalage Pasindu Chamodya Gunaratna
    Duwalage Pasindu Chamodya Gunaratna
    Muaj më parë

    murder honest and feces, what kind of threat is that

  40. Amit das
    Amit das
    Muaj më parë


  41. yoyofargo
    Muaj më parë

    Applied Science knows how to get you the liquid you're after.

  42. deisisase
    Muaj më parë

    What about wild wasp hives?

  43. Eldorond
    Muaj më parë

    Such clickbait Kappa

  44. Katie Reithmeier
    Katie Reithmeier
    Muaj më parë

    Also worth noting that the sting from one of those hornets is extremely painful and potentially sickening to someone who isn't even allergic to bee stings

  45. Timothy Buffington
    Timothy Buffington
    Muaj më parë

    kid will be watching scishow kids with me tmrw for sure,

  46. Hannah Ganske
    Hannah Ganske
    Muaj më parë

    New scishow kids?

  47. Attila Veres
    Attila Veres
    Muaj më parë

    I would reinforce the beehive (on artificial hives) with metal plating that is 100%

  48. Stan Burton
    Stan Burton
    Muaj më parë

    Perhaps the noxious part of fecal matter is in fact the fecal bacteria? Perhaps this is biological warfare.

  49. ben5056
    Muaj më parë

    Murder hornets are the Robespierre of hornets

  50. erdvilla
    Muaj më parë

    With a pair of scissors I gave karma to one of those wasps and as it landed at the entrance of the hive I decapitated it for all bees to see justice done. They don't even seem to notice the scissors getting close, so just position them and snap! I got rid of the body on a flask with alcohol cuz I've heard the others can track the "death scent" of their comrades.

  51. Alexander Malt
    Alexander Malt
    Muaj më parë

    Bee prank channel?

  52. Gonzalo Bernal
    Gonzalo Bernal
    Muaj më parë

    you mean Paulson? LOL.. yes

  53. Adam Wishneusky
    Adam Wishneusky
    Muaj më parë

    Doodoo not enter

  54. kiraPh1234k
    Muaj më parë

    "with the word murder in their name" No, not their name but okay v

  55. Chrome Orihara
    Chrome Orihara
    Muaj më parë

    Don't bees also heat giant hornets to death? I think that's way cooler than using poop.

  56. Derse Darktide
    Derse Darktide
    Muaj më parë

    Feel like I've seen this episode before.

  57. Ludwigia pilosa
    Ludwigia pilosa
    Muaj më parë

    Which component of poop wards off the murder hornets? Probably the poop part.

  58. Adulting Without Supervision
    Adulting Without Supervision
    Muaj më parë

    So is this a sign that evolution selects for intelligence? And we were just the first ones to get this far?

  59. Myeeinous Hertz
    Myeeinous Hertz
    Muaj më parë

    Or as #DrMike puts it: *"Bee Poop!"*

  60. Marilyn Lucero
    Marilyn Lucero
    Muaj më parë

    Video name upon uploading: Hives Ward Off Murder Hornets with... Poop? Video name now: Murder Hornets and Feces Don't think I didn't notice! Lol.

  61. Attilles
    Muaj më parë

    My daughter (5) absolutely loves SciShow kids, if you have kids show them this channel it is awesome

  62. Newts Henkel
    Newts Henkel
    Muaj më parë

    *Dennis Prager voice* Murder hornets and feces. That's right, MURDER HORNETS and FECES.

  63. Nicolas Mertioni
    Nicolas Mertioni
    Muaj më parë

    Awesome tactic! But doesn't feel straightforward to call this a 'tool'

  64. KityCrylics
    Muaj më parë

    We gotta save our precious honey bees 🐝 🥺

  65. donlars1
    Muaj më parë

    Please stop calling them "Murder Hornets". It's Giant Asian Hornet...

  66. Rick Seiden
    Rick Seiden
    Muaj më parë

    Murder Hornets were not on my bingo card in 2020, but....First, it would make an excellent band name, and second, I think there's a good chance that if it wasn't on it in 2020, that Murder Hornets very well may find its way onto John's 2021 Vision Board.

    1. Rick Seiden
      Rick Seiden
      Muaj më parë

      On a side note, Fecal Spotting wouldn't be too bad a band name for a death metal band, either.

  67. Blast King
    Blast King
    Muaj më parë

    imagine it working on honeybee too

  68. Sahal
    Muaj më parë

    The bee movie 2 teaser

  69. LaughingGenius
    Muaj më parë

    Adding to the comments that they are Asian Giant Hornets, and no one called them "Murder Hornets" until they got to the US. Also want to point out that most pollinating is done by wild bees, which are under threat by a lot of things, but not by these hornets. We need to save all the bees, not just our livestock.

  70. FrancisSpeak Life
    FrancisSpeak Life
    Muaj më parë

    Asian Bees are smart

  71. Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller
    Muaj më parë

    So much for "All you need is love." It's poop.

  72. Mario Magnanini
    Mario Magnanini
    Muaj më parë

    There's a misspell, in there, they don't use tools, they use stools. ba dum tsss

  73. Rei
    Muaj më parë

    Smearing crap all over the entrance of your dwelling is a universal way to ward off intruders, regardless of species, because.....well do you really want to screw with someone who smears crap all over their house?

  74. Joshua K
    Joshua K
    Muaj më parë

    Cringe. Why...why, why, why did everybody suddenly start calling these things "murder hornets"? Just news articles? They're Asian giant hornets, they have been called that for decades

  75. Ken Danger
    Ken Danger
    Muaj më parë

    I am sad he didn't talk about another method asian bees use against these hornets. They swarm the hornet and vibrate, raising the temperature in the mass off insects to a level that kills the hornet.

  76. david bass
    david bass
    Muaj më parë

    The hornets decap really fast. What we need to do, is stop the cap? Oh no. That meme, it has become an essential thing in life now...

  77. Calvin Allan
    Calvin Allan
    Muaj më parë

    Okay, I need someone to create a Wikipedia page on “fecal spotting” ASAP!

  78. Kai Kong Chan
    Kai Kong Chan
    Muaj më parë

    So just put poo on the bees entrance to stop horent?

  79. Marco Pohl
    Marco Pohl
    Muaj më parë

    was anything last year on anyones bingo list?

  80. Kieran Wagstaff
    Kieran Wagstaff
    Muaj më parë

    Bees have entered the Poop Age.

  81. nunyobiznez
    Muaj më parë

    Just what we need. S#%t eating bees that can add a little extra flavor to your honey as well. But, I think a better solution would be, a genetic murder hornet virus, that will target only the murder hornets. The strategy has been proven quite effective against mosquitoes, and it doesn't involve any S#%t additives in your honey.

  82. Darren Swails
    Darren Swails
    Muaj më parë

    How did bees figure it out? A bee that talks like Seinfeld talked to the humans and they asked the ALfirst community for ideas

  83. oldcowbb
    Muaj më parë

    home alone bee edition

  84. Existenceisillusion
    Muaj më parë

    There are several laser defense systems capable of protecting the bees. These were originally developed to protect hospitals from mosquitoes. With small modification, they can target only the murder hornets, leaving everything else alone.

  85. rtswift
    Muaj më parë

    I would never have thought poop could be used as a tool

  86. Kevin Broderick
    Kevin Broderick
    Muaj më parë

    This is an easy problem to address right now. Devices have been designed to "shoot" malaria causing mosquitos using a SBC, camera and a dsp mirror to point the lasers at the target. Everything about it is easier than the mosquito issue. The targets are larger and more easily targeted using a camera. The lasers don't need to be much more powerful than the ones used on mosquitoes. Each hornet would probably get 10 holes burned clean through it.

  87. Bob Builder
    Bob Builder
    Muaj më parë

    This comment is a bit out of the blue, but I honestly think that Hank Green has done more for the informational genre of youtube than any other person on the platform. All the channels that he is on are easily the most information rich on youtube, based on how many videos there are and the quality, on average, of each of them. I doubt any single person who frequents youtube has not at least once seen a video from a channel he has hosted for, and I really want to thank you Hank for all the work you've put in to help teach everyone on this platform about this crazy and wonderful universe.

  88. Dave Toms
    Dave Toms
    Muaj më parë

    *Hank:* "I mean, how do you ask a bee about that?" *Bees:* "...politely, Hank. You could ask us _politely."_

  89. DZ@J
    Muaj më parë

    It should beeee a move in all video games

  90. Azael Burr
    Azael Burr
    Muaj më parë

    SciShow 2024 AD "Are The Levels Of Fecal Matter In Honey Dangerous To Humans?"

  91. thepeff
    Muaj më parë

    The European Honey Bee is non-native and invasive, displacing native species of bees. The only native honey bee in North America is the Bumblebee

  92. Revejmal
    Muaj më parë

    Of course it's an Asian bee!

  93. KaiShanIV
    Muaj më parë

    Why would an apiarist spread faeces around the openings to his/her hives? They would just use metal strips, the hornets could not then chew their way into the nest. Though if you could isolate the smell that is repelling the hornets you could put baits around the hives and keep them away altogether.

  94. T Sasso
    T Sasso
    Muaj më parë

    Stop calling them murder hornets fear mongering lefties

  95. Jeni Toten
    Jeni Toten
    Muaj më parë

    Hey, I've seen speckled feces around my area like the example you showed. Are there any other kinds of animals that do that? Or is it just bees?

    1. Jeni Toten
      Jeni Toten
      Muaj më parë

      @Ema Arredondo I live in East County San Diego, and I've seen something very simular in multiple locations. Sheds, apartment ventilation out puts, walls, bird houses, rotten logs. I just assumed it was splatter. I don't know if it was just a bee thing or if other creatures do it as well. Hince my question.

    2. Ema Arredondo
      Ema Arredondo
      Muaj më parë

      "Around my area" is imprecise. Where, on top of what, exactly? Since when, for how long has it happened? Are there any particular fauna? What kind of insects, birds, mammals, predators? You could take pictures; if you can, set a camera and record. See who/what does it, figure out the reasons. Take notes, set a register. If you can, take samples, send them to analysis. Go totally naturalist. If you can't do it yourself, call universities, ecological organizations, agronomists, etc., and tell them about the research mentioned in the video and your findings. Or call a library and ask them about local entities that could be interested. Good luck.

  96. Yeetur McBeetur
    Yeetur McBeetur
    Muaj më parë

    Bee: haha poop funnie

  97. dangerouscolors
    Muaj më parë

    thank you for clarifying that the hornets hunt bees and not people, but i still believe its very irresponsible to keep using the "murder hornet" moniker to such a wide audience that you have. people who dont know any better will hear that name and be misinformed. theres been several documented incidents of misguided people killing native/beneficial species out of fear after mistaking them for the asian giant hornet. to be clear im not saying that vespa mandarinia in a non native range is a good thing, but people assume that they target humans specifically when the real danger is the ecological damage they could cause

  98. David Hand
    David Hand
    Muaj më parë

    Beby food, made with real bebies.

  99. PsychoticusRex
    Muaj më parë

    Metal mouse guards do the same thing. no poop necessary.

  100. TimeofRagnarok
    Muaj më parë

    Quit calling them murder hornets. That's not their name. They are called asian giant hornets.