This morning's most fearsome monster doesn't come the imagination of a writer or artist. It comes from Japan, home of Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, and the most frightening creature of them all: the Japanese Giant Hornet. Watch a nest of honey bees make their last stand against just 30 of these vicious intruders.

After watching that video, I'll never look at a honey bee the same way again. No, honey bees, you are no longer just the humble makers of the stuff I use to sweeten my tea; you are noble warriors, who will fight to the last even when outmatched by a superior enemy. If you'd like to watch the massacre with BBC commentary instead of epic war music, check out the video below.

[via Blame It on the Voices]