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CCD?:Globalization Of Toxic Species Another Disaster of Terrorist Obama's TPP Asian Free Trade For Human And Bees

CCD?:Globalization Of Toxic Species Another Disaster of Terrorist Obama's TPP Asian Free Trade For Human And Bees

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Couto, Antoine; Monceau, Karine; Bonnard, Olivier; Thiéry, Denis; Sandoz, Jean-Christophe
Since the beginning of the last century, the number of biological invasions has continuously increased worldwide. Due to their environmental and economical consequences, invasive species are now a major concern. Social wasps are particularly efficient invaders because of their distinctive biology and behavior. Among them, the yellow-legged hornetVespa velutina, is a keen hunter of domestic honeybees. Its recent introduction to Europe may induce important beekeeping, pollination, and biodiversity problems. Hornets use olfactory cues for the long-range detection of food sources, in this case the location of honeybee colonies, but the exact nature of these cues remains unknown. Here, we studied the orientation behavior of V. velutina workers towards a range of hive products and protein sources, as well as towards prominent chemical substances emitted by these food sources. In a multiple choice test performed under controlled laboratory conditions, we found that hornets are strongly attracted to the odor of some hive products, especially pollen and honey. When testing specific compounds, the honeybee aggregation pheromone, geraniol, proved highly attractive. Pheromones produced by honeybee larvae or by the queen were also of interest to hornet workers, albeit to a lesser extent. Our results indicate that V. velutina workers are selectively attracted towards olfactory cues from hives (stored food, brood, and queen), which may signal a high prey density. This study opens new perspectives for understanding hornets’ hunting behavior and paves the way for developing efficient trapping strategies against this invasive species. PMID:25549358.......

Swarm of killer hornets make a beeline for Britain

Britain's National Bee Unit will hold a meeting after it is revealed millions of deadly hornets could wing their way across the Channel

Asian hornets
Asian hornets inject a toxic sting made up of eight chemicals that cause an allergic shock in humans Photo: Getty Images

Millions of huge killer hornets which eat bees and have caused the deaths of six people in France, could be heading to Britain because of the warm Spring, experts have warned.
Asian hornets, which are around 3cm long, are far more vicious than smaller varieties and carry a much more powerful sting.
Six people have already died from anaphylactic shock after being stung by the insects which originally come from China but have spread across the world.
Next month the Department of Environment’s National Bee Unit is to meet in Suffolk for a seminar on how to tackle the predators, which can devour up to 50 honey bees a day.
UK beekeepers have been sent email alerts by Defra asking them to be on the look-out for the menaces. Members of the public are being urged not to approach nests, which are usually found high in trees or on the sides of buildings.
Most people die after disturbing a nest and being stung multiple times, which can cause those with allergies to suffer a fatal reaction.
One victim was a 54-year-old man who died after he disturbed a nest and was attacked by a swarm in the Loire Valley.
Carolyne Liston, chairwoman of the Norfolk Beekeepers' Association, said Asian hornets are thought to have arrived in France after hiding away in a consignment of pottery imported from China in 2004.
"They are a very, very aggressive predator" she warned, “They wait by the entrance and grab foraging bees as they come back into the hive.
"They can absolutely decimate bee colonies.
"We are concerned they are going to come into Britain on someone's caravan who has been travelling in France."
The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency is on standby to kill the hornets using special chemicals.
A Defra Spokesperson said: “There have been no confirmed sightings of Asian hornets in the UK. We are aware of the potential impacts they could have on honey bees and have plans in place to remove them if they are identified. This includes comprehensive monitoring and teams ready to destroy any confirmed nests.”
Experts say the UK's recent hot summers provide the perfect climate for the creatures to thrive.
April is on course to be one of the hottest in a century in the South of England as temperatures reached 25C in Kent on Wednesday.
An Asian hornet
The Met Office said more hot air from Spain will arrive this week, warming up the chilly conditions experienced by many areas over the weekend. Temperatures could reach 23C by Wednesday.
The South and West will be warmest while the cloudier East coast will be cooler with easterly breezes. The North and Scotland are due 18C.
The Met Office the settled spell would last until the weekend, when breezier conditions are due.
Asian hornet facts
The Asian Hornet, or Vespa velutina is an invasive species from Asia and was first spotted in Bordeaux, France, in 2005 and is now spreading rapidly.
It is a highly effective predator of insects, including honey bees and can cause significant losses to bee colonies
Although it is not yet present in the UK, it is considered likely to arrive soon, possibly across the channel from France or accidentally imported in pot plants, cut flowers, fruit and timber.
It is active between April and November.
Queens can be up to 3cm in length and workers around 2.5cm.
Entirely dark brown or black velvety body, bordered with a fine yellow band. It has a black head with orange-yellow face
The Asian Hornet is a day flying species which, unlike the European hornet, ceases activity at dusk. It nests in tall trees in urban and rural areas, and nests can also be found in sheds, garages, under decking or in holes in the wall or ground.
An Asian Hornet's sting is thought to be no more painful than that of a British hornet to humans


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Jan 18, 2008 - There are about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 insects on earth at any given moment. ... Japanese Giant Hornet (vespa mandarinia japonica).

Japanese Giant Hornet (vespa mandarinia japonica)

From: Japan, obviously.
Why you must fear it:
It's the size of your thumb and it can spray flesh-melting poison. We really wish we were making that up for, you know, dramatic effect because goddamn, what a terrible thing a three-inch acid-shooting hornet would be, you know? Oh, hey, did we mention it shoots it into your eyes? Or that the poison also has a pheromone cocktail in it that'll call every hornet in the hive to come over and sting you until you are no longer alive?
Think you can outrun it? It can fly 50 miles in a day. It'd be nice to say something reassuring at this point, like "Don't worry, they only live on top of really tall mountains where nobody wants to live," but no, they live all over the goddamned place, including outside Tokyo.
Forty people die like that every year, each of them horribly.
More scary shit:
Here's how the Japanese hornet treats other insects (and would presumably treat us, if we were small enough). An adult hornet will fly miles to find some squishy shit to feed to its children. Often times, it finds its food in, say, a hive inhabited by thousands of bees.
What to do? Well, Vespa japonica sprays the nest with some of the acid/pheromone and brings in reinforcements, usually consisting of 30 or so fellow hornets. They then descend upon the beehive like an unholy plague of hell-born death engines and proceed to make this world a scary goddamned place. This is maybe 30 wasps against 30,000 bees and the 30,000 bees do not stand a chance.
Behold the hornets systematically seize them with huge, wicked jaws and literally fucking cut them apart, one by one by one by fucking one. In three hours, there are piles of limbs and heads and just fucking bits of things that could possibly have been alive at one point, and the hornets have stormed the hive and flown away with all the bee's children. Who will then be eaten.
Nature is fucking hardcore.

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