Not really sure why these "murder hornets" are just now becoming viral because I have been following these Japanese Hornets for over 10 years now as they were found in the United States a while ago.
However, what is uniquely sad about these buggers is that they feed off of many various things but more specifically, they love attacking honey bees. A few years ago, I read a stat that 1 murder hornet could kill 100 honey bees in an hour. Literally 1 or 2 of these hornets could decimate an entire honey bee hive in no time flat. This is all sad when you consider that the honey bee population is drastically on the decline, however there is a silver lining.
Honey bees are way more resilient than they seem and they can truly hold their own against a murder hornet. So the murder hornet can only live at a certain temperature and if their body gets above that temperature it begins to shut down. Honey Bees know this so when they see a murder hornet approaching, these little resilient honey bees swarm around the murder hornet and flap their wings so hard and so fast that it raises the temperature to 116F of the swarm and kills the murder hornet. Below is a video of this happening:
So I guess this video proves several things:
1) There sometimes really is power in numbers. Remember your voice/your participation really does matter and can make all the difference.
2) Even in the worst of times, resiliency is extremely important and being able to adapt, develop new techniques and manage new challenges can be extremely important
3) Sometimes even the biggest of obstacles can be defeated if you work hard and flap your wings fast enough.