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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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