Scientists Remove 98 ‘Murder Hornets’ in Washington State
A small group of Asian giant hornets can kill an entire honey bee hive in a matter of hours.
- Published 26 October 2020
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists removed 98 so-called murder hornets from a nest discovered near the Canadian border in Washington state over the weekend, including 13 that were captured live in a net, the state Department of Agriculture said Monday. The other 85 Asian giant hornets were vacuumed into a special container when the first nest discovered on U.S. soil was eradicated on Saturday, the agency said. “The eradication went very smoothly,” managing entomologist Sven…