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 Post subject: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Mon May 4, '20, 9:30 am 
Hornets as big as 2 inches that may have originated in Asia are now in the USA. These things look scary! They are a problem for bees and humans as well.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/asia-mu ... first-time


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Mon May 4, '20, 2:42 pm 
That doesn't sound good... poor bees...


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Mon May 4, '20, 8:29 pm 
They've been living in Asia for a long time. The problem is that Asian honeybees have a defense mechanism against them (they swarm an invading hornet, enclose it in a ball, and start beating their wings to generate heat and basically cook it to death), but European honeybees that dominate here in the United States do not have this behavior. So yeah, this is a problem. Who knows how they got here...probably a few got stuck in a cargo ship or something that docked in Washington and they escaped.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, '20, 11:00 pm 
A nest for these Giant Hornets has been found in Washington State in the USA! Someone captured some of the hornets and they put tracking devices on them so they could find out where they returned to their nests. Now they have permission from the property owner to destroy the nest, even if it means getting rid of the tree (which is a very real possibility, I think).

https://www.foxnews.com/science/washing ... nest-in-us


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, '20, 12:44 pm 
Impressive ! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, '20, 7:04 pm 
The Hornet nest above has been destroyed. The insects were vaccummed out of the tree. The tree has also been cut. Searches are still on for other possible nests in the area and elsewhere.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/murder-hor ... ate-nests/


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, '20, 11:52 am 
Need to be careful about those hives and hornets !


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, '20, 4:24 pm 
Very bad! Invasive species (Not just these hornets) are an issue throughout and can wipe out the natural order in an area.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Mon Nov 2, '20, 8:46 pm 
Some Queen Bees or Queen Hornets were found in the tree that was destroyed:

https://www.yaktrinews.com/washington-s ... i7nW-r_Rso

So glad they caught these and hope it helps somewhat in getting rid of these things.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Hornets
PostPosted: Tue Nov 3, '20, 2:33 pm 
Glad too ! :)


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