Asian Giant Hornet trapped July 14, 2020 in Birch Bay, Washington
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Bee Keeping Concerns: How Asian Giant Hornets Are Murder Hornets of Bees — Hunt, Slaughter, and Occupy

Join the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), Dr. Samuel Ramsey, and Washington State University to learn about Vespa mandarinia and the threat they pose to honey bees (WSDA/October 6, 2021). YouTube Tips ⓘ An […]

Asian giant hornet on paper wasp nest in 2021 (SOURCE: Washington State Department of Agriculture)
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First Live Asian Giant Hornet Confirmed in Washington State in 2021 — Controversially Known As Murder Hornet

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed the first report of a live Asian giant hornet sighting in Washington in 2021. Residents in the area have been anxiously waiting to learn […]

Asian Giant Hornet trapped July 14, 2020 in Birch Bay, Washington
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Eradication of Asian Giant Hornets from the First AGH Nest Discovered by Officials in the United States — in Blaine, Washington

On Oct. 24, the Washington State Department of Agriculture conducted the first Asian giant hornet nest eradication in the United States. The nest was located inside of a tree cavity near Blaine, WA. Wearing protective […]

Asian Giant Hornet trapped July 14, 2020 in Birch Bay, Washington
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Washington State Department of Agriculture Announces First Trapped Asian Giant Hornet Since First Sighting in the Wild in December 2019

Washington Traps First Asian Giant Hornet – WSDA Virtual Press Conference (Friday July 31, 2020). The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced on Friday July 31, 2020 the first confirmed discovery of a trapped […]

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Mysterious Seeds Might Be a Seller’s Brushing Scam to Increase Seller’s E-Commerce Status; USDA and State Agricultural Departments Aren’t Taking Any Chances

Agricultural Smuggling People in more than half of the states of the United States have reported receiving a suspicious package containing seeds in their mail boxes. The strange incidents are believed to be part of […]

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Another Asian Giant Hornet in Washington State — Queen in Washington and British Columbia; Habitats May Be Ideal in Areas East of Mississippi River As Well

The discovery of a queen Asian Giant Hornet in northeast Bellingham, Washington marks the fourth Asian Giant Hornet discovered in Washington state and in the United States. The introduction of the Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa […]

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First Official Asian Giant Hornet Discovery in the United States in Washington State — 4 Months After First Official Discovery in North America in British Columbia

Animal Planet: The Asian Giant Hornet is one of Japan’s deadliest killers — public enemy #1 for thousands of years. A recent increase in attacks has Evolutionary Biologist Armand Leroi, PhD very concerned (Animal Planet/2015). […]