The internet can be buzzing about so-called “murder hornets” after the Ny Times detailed a good invasion of Asian giant hornets in Washington state, adding one more threat to worry about to the already calamitous year.
The explanation of the devastation these insects triggered at a local beehive feels like something out of a novel: thousands of bees laying dead with their heads cheated — a whole colony decimated. It could such a problem that the state associated with Washington is enlisting people to get, report on, and kill these types of hornets with a “sometimes lethal” tingle. A dead one was first noticed in December on a beekeeper’s front patio. More may be seen this springtime and into the fall as the queens’ hibernation ended in April.