Washington State Warns of Asian Giant Hornet Sightings

The Asian giant hornets can attack and kill a honey bee colony within hours, and scientists expect the hornet to emerge again this spring.

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Agriculture has started hunting for Asian giant hornets after two confirmed sightings of the predator. The confirmed sightings in December 2019 were accompanied by two unconfirmed but probable sightings, The Skagit Valley Herald reportedGett. The sightings were in Whatcom County along the state’s northern border. The Asian giant hornets can attack and kill a honey bee colony within hours, and scientists expect the hornet to…

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