10 of the most fearsome insects in the world

I used to keep bees in high school — it was one of the more rewarding, relaxing activities I’ve ever done. I had two different hives over the course of two years: one of Italian honeybees (the most common type of honeybee in America), and one of Russian honeybees, which are genetically more resistant to cold and pests than their Italian counterparts. I still watch the video that got me into beekeeping from time to time — the first video featured below — because it constantly fills me with wonder at how much about the world I don’t know, about how there are crazy things I’ve never heard of that evolved in faraway places with fascinating traits and survival mechanisms.

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