VIDEO: Black-bellied hornets getting fiercer with summer’s end
Radio Taiwan International
Date: 09 September, 2020
By: Katherine Wei
This is Bunun hunter Gianu’s 15th hornet’s nest this year, and the biggest he’s had to help remove so far.
The black-bellied hornet is a species of hornet native to Taiwan. It is one of the most dangerous species of hornet on the island, with a sting that can be fatal. The hornets become more active and sensitive to their surroundings each year when summer turns to fall, so beware when you chance upon a hornet’s nest on your walk.
This is Bunun hunter Gianu’s 15th hornet’s nest this year, and the biggest he’s had to help remove so far, this time, after locals complained it was too scary to walk past the nest.
It weighed over 60 kilos, and while half of it broke up and fell into a gorge when Gianu was working to dislodge it, there were still over 20,000 hornets trapped under the netting in the remaining half. [FULL STORY]