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'Murder Hornets' in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet NY Times May 2020

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BLAINE, Wash. -- In his decades of beekeeping, Ted McFall had never seen anything like it.



As he pulled his truck up to check on a group of hives near Custer, Wash., in November, he could spot from the window a mess of bee carcasses on the ground. As he looked closer, he saw a pile of dead members of the colony in front of a hive and more carnage inside - thousands and thousands of bees with their heads torn from their bodies and no sign of a culprit.

In Japan, the hornets kill up to 50 people a year. Now, for the first time, they have arrived in the United States.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    'Murder Hornets' in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet NY Times May 2020

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    BLAINE, Wash. -- In his decades of beekeeping, Ted McFall had never seen anything like it.



    As he pulled his truck up to check on a group of hives near Custer, Wash., in November, he could spot from the window a mess of bee carcasses on the ground. As he looked closer, he saw a pile of dead members of the colony in front of a hive and more carnage inside - thousands and thousands of bees with their heads torn from their bodies and no sign of a culprit.

    In Japan, the hornets kill up to 50 people a year. Now, for the first time, they have arrived in the United States.
    Makes you wonder at this point, what the hell else is going on in Washington State we need to know about?
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    Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

    Makes you wonder at this point, what the hell else is going on in Washington State we need to know about?

    In Japan, the hornets kill up to 50 people a year. Now, for the first time, they have arrived in the United States.
    The miles of wooded landscapes and mild, wet climate of western Washington State makes for an ideal location for the hornets to spread.

    In November, a single hornet was seen in White Rock, British Columbia, perhaps 10 miles away from the discoveries in Washington State -- likely too far for the hornets to be part of the same colony. Even earlier, there had been a hive discovered on Vancouver Island, across a strait that probably was too wide for a hornet to have crossed from the mainland.

    Makes me wonder how the hornets got to such remote locations all the way from Japan.

    Killer bees from in the South and Murder Hornets in the North to include the virus everywhere and anywhere. Whats next?
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Makes me wonder how the hornets got to such remote locations all the way from Japan. Someone important them to create another Silence of the lambs movie, this time without Butterflies. On more serious note maybe they built a nest in a shipping container or a vehicle that was imported to North America once here they departed to the trees.

      Killer bees from in the South and Murder Hornets in the North to include the virus everywhere and anywhere. Whats next?
      The killer bees were imported from South Africa to South America for use by Science and escaped the lab,than slowly migrated to North. if I remember correctly.

      What next don't know but it looks like more pandemics in the future if we are not careful -
      https://nypost.com/2020/05/02/stop-d...ientists-warn/
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      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Makes me wonder how the hornets got to such remote locations all the way from Japan.

      I brought them here.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
        Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

        I brought them here.

        Well, at least you didn't bring back an STD unless there is something you are not willing to share.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

        I brought them here.
        They are quite a tasty snack when pan-fried with rice, or cooked to a crunchy crisp over a campfire on skewers. Good protein and also has an invigorating kick when added in a smoothie. It's considered a delicacy in Japan, and even served in some restaurants.
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  • Gotta figure hornets got a survival advantage bcs color scheme.

    See ... cos for sure they would grow real sweet hunny if'n only people quit swattin' em' for long enough.

    For Moi, biggest ishoo is the Sleepin' Nekkid Test.

    What is the GODAWFUL THING I want sneakin' around on my flesh THE LEAST?

    Tellya, I would favor a hornet ovah a WHATTO SPIDAH any day -- even if it scored a direct hit in my ass.

    I don't want no rats or snakes either, an' course, you can't get no SHARKS in any kinda slumber victim scenarios less'n you in a movie directed by a frickin' psycho.

    Creachah I would hate most?

    JELLYFISH.

    Even if it got no stingers, I would not be comfortable with no jellyfish floppin' around next to Moi at dead of night.

    See, cos here is an animyool evolved into a designah HAT before the cosmos discovered either designahs or hats.

    Layin' next to that kinda stuff got all the FEAR of Alien suckin' on Nostromo guy's face -- without any IRL actshwaahn.

    Hhhrrrr!

    My knees're knockin' now.

    Why in hell do I check in here anyways?

    It is like a recipe for perpetyool terror ...
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    Does anyone know of a service with overnight murder hornet delivery to Wooster Ohio? Asking for a bunch of friends.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Does anyone know of a service with overnight murder hornet delivery to Wooster Ohio? Asking for a bunch of friends.
      You could put them in vacuum cleaner bags and send them as a "Freebee" to Claude to use in his demo machines.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Does anyone know of a service with overnight murder hornet delivery to Wooster Ohio? Asking for a bunch of friends.

      Funny you say that. I have a thread awaiting approval about it. Time will tell.
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    Just How Dangerous Is the 'Murder Hornet'?
    ScientificAmerican.com By Paige Embry on May 6, 2020



    Asian giant hornets start a mass assault on a honeybee hive in Hase Valley in Japan's Nagano Prefecture. Credit: Alastair Macewen Getty Images


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    The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has arrived in North America. In the past several days photographs and videos have surfaced showing how viciously this insect has attacked honeybees: it crawls into hives and rips off the heads of bees in large numbers--making its supervillain nickname, "murder hornet," feel disturbingly apt. Government agencies and local beekeepers have sprung into action, hoping to eradicate the hornet before it can consolidate a foothold in the continent. Success may lie in how predator and prey interact naturally.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    Does anyone know of a service with overnight murder hornet delivery to Wooster Ohio? Asking for a bunch of friends.
    Fiverr has one, "I Will Deliver Your Pesky Murder Hornets For $5".


    Although l would go with the $10 upsell, he hits the box against the wall before knocking!


    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    Funny you say that. I have a thread awaiting approval about it. Time will tell.
    "Sigh"!
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    I wonder do these Asian Giant Hornets have any natural predators in North America?
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      I wonder do these Asian Giant Hornets have any natural predators in North America?
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        So you are saying they will have to send out Swat Teams to get rid of them?
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        • Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          So you are saying they will have to send out Swat Teams to get rid of them?

          Is nobody else going to state how funny that was?
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      I wonder do these Asian Giant Hornets have any natural predators in North America?
      Asian cooks.

      How to cook a murder hornet.
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    Washington state bug hunters find first ever Asian giant 'murder hornets' nest in US FoxNews.com Oct. 23, 2020

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    The nest is slated to be eradicated on Saturday

    Washington state bug hunters have located the first-ever Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S., it was announced Friday.
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    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    So you are saying they will have to send out Swat Teams to get rid of them?
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    Is nobody else going to state how funny that was?
    Mark's last words..
    "That is the deadliest hornet in the world..
    I'm gonna swat it ..
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    Darn editor does not work. Screw it.



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    Honey Bees Use Animal Dung to Fend Off Giant "Murder" Hornets
    By University of Guelph December 9, 2020

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    Honeybees spread animal dung on the entrance of their hives to effectively ward off giant hornets.

    What's the best way to ward off giant hornets if you're a honeybee? Animal dung, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.

    U of G researchers have discovered honeybees in Vietnam collect and apply spots of animal dung around hive entrances to deter deadly nest raids by an Asian hornet (Vespa soror) whose North American cousins have been dubbed "murder hornets."
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Honey Bees Use Animal Dung to Fend Off Giant "Murder" Hornets
      By University of Guelph December 9, 2020

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      Honeybees spread animal dung on the entrance of their hives to effectively ward off giant hornets.

      What's the best way to ward off giant hornets if you're a honeybee? Animal dung, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.

      U of G researchers have discovered honeybees in Vietnam collect and apply spots of animal dung around hive entrances to deter deadly nest raids by an Asian hornet (Vespa soror) whose North American cousins have been dubbed "murder hornets."
      Most interesting. They were probably tipped off about this by Dung Beetles
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Most interesting. They were probably tipped off about this by Dung Beetles
        That's a crappy joke.
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    Do we need to ship some bees over to Vietnam for dung training? I just hope our bees are smart enough to figure it out....or is this a job for super-bee-keeper?
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Scary stuff I believe it's Global Warming.
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  • Profile picture of the author eliasaziz
    lol,
    how do you belive it´s Global Warming my friend. In my opinion it was just someone in an internship that did a major mistake. I hope they get all eradicated, they are pretty big and that situation is scary.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    Scary stuff I believe it's Global Warming.
    It is times like this that l wish that we had more than a thanks button here.

    Originally Posted by eliasaziz View Post

    lol,
    how do you belive it´s Global Warming my friend. In my opinion it was just someone in an internship that did a major mistake. I hope they get all eradicated, they are pretty big and that situation is scary.
    No, he was serious and turned it into a career, (and was recently rewarded as an author).

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