A deadly pest has reached North America: The 'murder hornet'
Asian giant hornets can use mandibles shaped like spiked shark fins to wipe out a honeybee hive in a matter of hours
May 4, 2020
BLAINE, WASH. – In his decades of beekeeping, Ted McFall had never seen anything like it.
As he pulled his truck up to check on a group of hives near Custer, Wash., in November, he could spot from the window a mess of bee carcasses on the ground. As he looked closer, he saw a pile of dead members of the colony in front of a hive and more carnage inside - thousands and thousands of bees with their heads torn from their bodies and no sign of a culprit.