The Washington State Department of Agriculture removed another Asian giant hornet nest over the weekend and stated that it found the third hive in 2021, and it plans to destroy it soon.
In the post Twitter with Facebook On Saturday, WSDA showed a particularly large “murder bumblebee” and a cut trunk containing part of an insect nest. The agency said the nest is located near Blaine in Watercombe County, Washington, and has four combs.
WSDA said: “The third nest of the season has been found and an eradication plan is being developed.” “We will update more in the next few days.”
WSDA captured and marked the wasps last week, and used radio technology to track at least one wasp to the nest that was wiped out on Saturday.
The agency did not provide any further details on how many life stages there are in the nest, or whether a new wasp has been flagged to find a third nest. A nest removed in August contained 9 combs and 1,500 insects at different life stages.
Last fall, the first Asian giant wasp nest in the United States was discovered in the same area in northwest Washington. Bumblebees are not native to the United States, and the state is working hard to prevent these insects from living up to their ferocious nicknames.
As we all know, the “murder bumblebee” will attack and destroy the hives of bees in the “slaughter phase” and kill the bees by beheading. A small group of Asian hornets can kill an entire bee hive in a few hours.