Overseas Network, October 26. On the 24th local time, in Blaine, Washington, a group of entomologists wearing full-body protective equipment successfully removed a “killer bumblebee” hive from a tree. This is the first “killer bumblebee” hive found in the United States.
Based on CNN and World Journal reports, the Washington State Department of Agriculture stated that they spent several weeks searching for these “killer bumblebees.”
After installing trackers on several hornets, they found the hive on the 22nd and carried out removal operations on the 24th.
It is understood that the hive found this time is about the size of a basketball and contains about 100 to 200 bumblebees.
According to the researchers, the “killer bumblebee”, also known as the Asian bumblebee, is about 5 cm long and is the largest wasp in the world. It is generally distributed in the forests and low mountains of East Asia and Southeast Asia.
If it is stabbed many times by its sting , Can cause human death. In November 2019, the first “killer bumblebee” was discovered on the west coast of the United States and parts of Canada. It is unclear how they came to the United States.