World’s Largest Bee Makes Comeback And We Are SCARED

World’s Largest Bee Makes Comeback And We Are SCARED

The Wallace’s Giant Bee was a species of
bee that hasn’t been seen alive since 1981. It was presumed to be extinct. But according to Scientists and conservationists,
they just found a female specimen. And trust me when I say this, this is a big,
big scary bee. Welcome back to inform overload, the news
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that are actually interesting and follow the io team on instagram. So before I get into this video, I wanna know,
are you guys afraid of bees? Have you ever been stung by a bee? Let me know down there in the comments. The Wallace’s giant bee was first documented
in 1958 when british explorer and naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace discovered it when he
was on the Indonesian island of Bacan. He said it was a large, black, wasp like insect
with immense jaws like a stag beetle. Jaws? A bee with jaws? Jesus Christ. The bee was named after Alfred Russel Wallace. Not much is known about the Wallace’s giant
bee. Scientists know next to nothing about its
secretive life cycle. But what they do know is that the females
make nests out of tree resin inside active termite mounds. They burrow into the mounds of soil that are
built by termites. Sometimes these termite mounds are hanging
off of trees 8 feet off the ground or higher. Its been 38 years since The Wallace’s giant
bee has been seen, but scientists found a female be inside a termates nest in a tree
in Indonesia. And it definitely lives up to its name. The wallace’s giant bee is as long as an
adult thumb, 4 times larger than a honey bee. Which is like, how the heck has it not been
seen for almost 40 years. Was it mistaken for a sparrow because I would
understand that. Its wingspan is 25 inches, making it the largest
bee that currently exists on the planet. So how is it that this bee is so much bigger
than other bees? Well scientists think its island gigantism. Species located on islands can grow much larger
than similar species on the mainland because of a lack of predators. Another reason could be that Wallace’s giant
bees were more fit to colonize and survive on a new island. After four days of searching, on the expeditions
5th and final day, a team of scientists and conservationists finally found the female
specimen. They actually were convinced that they weren’t
going to find it, and then, there it was, inside a low hanging termite mound near the
road that they almost didn’t even stop to look at. The photographer described the bee as being
a flying bulldog of an insect. Damn a flying bulldog? I guess that makes sense. Honey bees make a lot of noise as it is, imagine
a bee 4 times the size. His name was clay bolt and he was the one
that took the first pictures of the bee alive. This discovery is exciting for scientists
who were worried that the Wallace’s giant bee had gone extinct. Maybe this means that there are some little
pockets of them still surviving. But that doesn’t mean that this species
isn’t in danger. Its habitat is threatened by deforestation,
and there are also collectors out there who probably know that the bee still exists. Robin Moore, conservation biologist with global
wildlife told the Indonesian government about the discovery and took steps to ensure that
the species remains protected. As you might already know by now, bee populations
across the world are headed toward extinction because of pesticides. According to Time magazine, populations of
more than 700 north American bee species are declining as a result of habitat loss and
pesticide use. We need bees because they pollenate flowers
and other plants. Bees pollinate 70 out of 100 crop species
that feed 90 percent of the entire world. Honey bees are responsible for 30 billion
dollars worth of crops every year. Those crops don’t only feed us, they feed
the animals that many humans eat. This discovery is definitely good news when
it comes to insect conservation, which is very important to life on earth. Anyways friends, that’s all I have for you
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100 thoughts on “World’s Largest Bee Makes Comeback And We Are SCARED”

  1. 1.Yes
    2. Yes

    3. I hate bees and wasps bc I was also stung by a wasp when I was like 8 or 9 because i thought it was a leaf and at the time it was fall and when I went to pick it up and throw it on the ground it stung my finger and I started to cry ;-;

  2. Charlotte, I love that shirt!! So adorable. And if I get stung by another bee, I will not be able to say hi here anymore. So, here's hoping that I never get stung again. 🐝🐝🐝

  3. Once I had a flight to the Philippines and I was boring the plane and I heard a bee around my head . Then I couldn't hear anything so I got in the plane.after a long 5 hour flight i got up and ichd my hair AND THEN THAT SAME BEE STUNG ME(IT WAS IN MY HAIR FOR 5 HOURS) and bee if you are reading…..
    that hurt 🙁

  4. OH JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i have spheksophobia!
    but i'm mostly scared of wasps!
    but this is enough to make me curl up into fetal position!!!! D,:

  5. We used to have tons of ancient big insects. Such as titanoboa, a large prehistoric snake much bigger than our anaconda. Not saying it's an insect though.

  6. We need the holy flip flop. I'm really scared and I'm terrified of them that I was hit by a car because of it and the bee luckily didn't kill me

  7. I was stung only by a wasp or tbh a bee I dunno but it hurt and now imagine this If i see one of these ill run straight to human territory so my BC chances decrease if being stung

  8. I’ve been stung by so many bees and sweat bees I can’t count and I got stung by a wasp twice by the same wasp

  9. I like the vid but I hate how you keep saying the lords name In vain U KEEP SAYING JESU CHR IM NOT SAYING IT THATS HOW BAD IT IS

  10. – make a youtube video about a giant bee
    – open up the video with a giant WASP

    The creature you are showing at the beginning of this video (and later at 2:40) is a Megalara Garuda, also known as "king of wasps".

  11. just a little advice….you shouldn't take the Lord's name in vain…it's offensive to some…btw..all bees have jaws …this particular one just has larger ones…

  12. Why keep something like that alive, yeah keep the BEES alive not the ones that will probably grow large enough to enslave the human race.

  13. I wouldn't say it was much larger there's the South American giant bumblebee. The Bombus dahlbomii. Very close in size. Something has to be the biggest. The question is how much bigger are there to second biggest and the third biggest. It is the same with wasps and hornets. the actual largest wasp in the world is the Megalara although people think it's the Vespa mandarinia. But you'll find the Vespa soro is at an equal size. Vespa crabro and Vespa ducalis are only slightly smaller. And there's a Vespa oriental. And actually the European mammoth wasp solitary wasp are bigger. Then there's the tarantula hawk the cicada killer. These insects are very close they are all giants. but for some reason people think the Vespa mandarinia is much larger than everything else when it's not.

  14. Hey all, it was Dr Simon Almborg Robson who was part of the investigative scientific team. if anyone is wondering, the bee was released ALIVE after photos and everyone is very, very excited. Dr Robson is an Aussie and worked with other overseas scientists in a cooperative action, so yay for no snobbery and genuine united global concerns! need more of it, thank you for showing this incredible clip.

  15. I’ve been stung by garbage be yes they do exist and it cause my half of my body to turn red three times in a row

  16. I didn't even noticed that this giant bee was raised by termites after the loss. Thank goodness that bee was alive and became friends with termites.

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