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Murder Hornet Nest Is No More

Washington team removes first settlement discovered in US

(Newser) - State entomologists have won the opening battle against murder hornets in Washington, successfully removing the first nest discovered in the US. Two days after it was discovered in a cavity of a tree near Blaine, the nest was shut down and the hornets removed, CNN reports. The nest held between... More »

First US Nest of Murder Hornets Found, Thanks to Dental Floss

The plan is to destroy it Saturday in Washington state

(Newser) - Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the US and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said. Previously, a male hornet was found , but not the nest. After weeks of searching, the agency said it found the nest... More »

A Murder Hornet Escaped. Again

Scientists were trying to track it to its nest

(Newser) - The "murder hornet" hunt is getting desperate —but for the second time, one of the Asian giant hornets escaped after scientists captured it in Washington state. They attached a tracking device to the hornet's body with dental floss and then released it back into the wild, hoping... More »

The Hunt for Murder Hornets Is Getting Desperate

Washington state officials want to destroy them before the 'slaughter phase' begins

(Newser) - Shhh, be very quiet—they're hunting murder hornets. And the media is following. Outlets from CNN to the Seattle Times are reporting on Washington state officials as they track Asian giant hornets in a race against time. The goal: destroy them before the dreaded "slaughter phase" begins. The... More »

First Male Murder Hornet Is Found in US, Signaling a Hive

7 hornets have now been located in Whatcom County, Wash.

(Newser) - Washington state is on the case of a suspected murder hornet nest following the capture of the first male murder hornet in the US. The Asian giant hornet was retrieved July 29 from a bottle trap near Custer, Wash., where a mated queen had been found dead, reports KOMO News... More »

First Murder Hornet Trapped

Congratulations, Washington

(Newser) - Good news/terrifying news out of Washington state, which has officially trapped its first Asian giant hornet, popularly known as the murder hornet. As CNN reports, the state has had five sightings since last year, but the specimen found July 14 in Birch Bay is the first ever trapped. "This... More »

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