An Asian giant hornet wearing a tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington state. Photo: Washington Department of Agriculture via AP An Asian giant hornet wearing a tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington state. Photo: Washington Department of Agriculture via AP
An Asian giant hornet wearing a tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington state. Photo: Washington Department of Agriculture via AP

First US ‘murder hornet’ nest discovered in Washington state

  • Officials plan to wipe out the nest to protect native honeybees, which are already under siege from mites, diseases, pesticides and loss of food
  • Despite their name, ‘murder hornets’ kill at most a few dozen people a year in Asia – the real threat coming from their devastating attacks on bees

Topic |   United States
An Asian giant hornet wearing a tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington state. Photo: Washington Department of Agriculture via AP An Asian giant hornet wearing a tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington state. Photo: Washington Department of Agriculture via AP
An Asian giant hornet wearing a tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington state. Photo: Washington Department of Agriculture via AP
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