Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Mon, 15th Nov 2010

How many bees to boil a human?

Western Honey Bees collecting pollen (c) Fifamed @ Wikipedia

In this buzzing Question of the Week we find out how many bees are required to cook a human bee-ing. How much honey would they need to feast on in order to achieve this feat? Plus, we ask if a caterpillar turns to mush during pupation.

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  • How many bees to boil a human?

    Having just discovered that when bees are attacked by something like a hornet they can form a 'bee ball' around it and boil it to death with all the heat generated in this ball, I was wondering whether it is theoretically possible that they could do the same to a human? Given unl...



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