Forget the virus!! Killer Hornets are on their way

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Forget the virus!! Killer Hornets are on their way

Post by phuketrichard » Tue May 05, 2020 8:23 pm

'Murder Hornets,' With Sting That Can Kill, Land in US
The world’s largest hornet, a 2-inch killer dubbed the “Murder Hornet” with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out.
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The giant Asian insect, with a sting that could be fatal to some people, is just now starting to emerge from winter hibernation.

“They’re like something out of a monster cartoon with this huge yellow-orange face,” said Susan Cobey, a bee breeder at Washington State University.

“It’s a shockingly large hornet,” said Todd Murray, a WSU Extension entomologist and invasive species specialist. “It’s a health hazard, and more importantly, a significant predator of honey bees.”
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TOKYO — Long before the Asian giant hornet began terrorizing the honeybees of Washington State, the ferocious insects posed a sometimes lethal threat to hikers and farmers in the mountains of rural Japan.

But in the central Chubu region, these insects — sometimes called “murder hornets” — are known for more than their aggression and excruciating sting. They are seen as a pleasant snack and an invigorating ingredient in drinks.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/worl ... 5opQKqyu00
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Re: Forget the virus!! Killer Hornets are on their way

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 pm

These Nepalese bees might please you a little more, Rich
Giant Himalayan Bees producing hallucinogenic aphrodisiac honey
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Post by hunter8 » Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 pm
aphrodisiac
Been telling you guys a few times already about honey. It makes you hang in girlie bars like no tomorrow.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Tue May 05, 2020 9:38 pm

Don't forget that pesticides are a much bigger danger to honey bees than these hornets.
And from personal experience, these "killer hornets" look scary, but they are not as agressive as the common European wasp. They are big and kind of stupid. We set up some wasp traps for these hornets and they died by the hundreds in our garden. :rambo:

And if you want to worry about something apart from coronavirus, dengue fever is also spreading into temperate areas due to climate change and global transport. Termites too.
Plenty of stuff to worry about if you look around. :(
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Post by AndyKK » Wed May 06, 2020 5:56 am

I took this Photo sometime back

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That and hallucinogenic aphrodisiac honey are a probable mix of my strong reoccurring flashbacks. :facepalm:
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Post by rexwell » Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 am

I got stung by the giant Asian hornet. It didn't attack me as such it was on the back of the sofa and I sat against it. it was pretty bad but not much worse than a normal wasp.
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Post by Big Daikon » Wed May 06, 2020 9:16 am

Asian hornet
So racist. smdh
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Post by Duncan » Wed May 06, 2020 11:27 am

Big Daikon wrote:
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Asian hornet
So racist. smdh

Yea, bloody Europeans.


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