Washington State Discovers First ‘Murder Hornet’ Nest in US

Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out to protect native honeybees.

  • Published 23 October 2020

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said. After weeks of searching, the agency said it found the nest of Asian giant hornets in Blaine, a city north of Seattle near the Canadian border. Bad weather delayed plans to destroy the nest Friday. The world’s largest hornet at 2… Read at AP News