The First ‘Murder Hornets’ Hive Has Been Found too Close to Idaho
I was out at the Human Bean on Friday when the owner mentioned something about the so-called, "Murder Hornet." I wrote something about that months ago but this is new. They found nests. Several.
Why do we care? These hornets are like 2 inches in length and will come after you. They are very dangerous and giant bee killers. That's not good.
There has been a lot of news on the lack of honey bees and how important they are. Then you get these "Murder Hornets" and we not find out there are several nests. That means we have no idea exactly how many are flying around. What we do know is this takes place in Washington State. I didn't say Washington, D.C. This is close to home and you are being warned.
While Asian giant hornets normally nest in the ground, they are occasionally found nesting in dead trees. Dozens of the hornets were seen entering and exiting the tree while the WSDA team was present.
That's coming from the state agency. I'm sorry but Halloween is next week and do we really need "Murder Hornets" on the loose? Just because they've been found in Washington doesn't mean they can't get to Idaho. That's too close for comfort.
A few hornets can kill 30,000 honeybees and demolish a hive within hours. I'm getting the shakes just thinking about this. We do have some interesting and tech news on this. The Entomologists (person who studies or is an expert in the branch of zoology concerned with insects) have used some dental floss to put radio trackers to three of these hornets. So, we now have "Murder Hornet Drones."
Just watch this space and download the Mix 106 App. If these hornets make it to Idaho we'll keep you posted. MSN wrote an article that goes into more detail. I have to stop because I just don't do bees!
Can you believe they tied radio devices to them?