Murder Hornet Nest, First in U.S., Is Found in Washington State – The New York Times
In Washington State, officials have been trying to find a nest quickly because the hornets are about to enter their slaughter phase. Thats when they attack beehives in force, removing and decapitating every bee inside and then harvesting the brood and pupae for food.
Using a network of traps, state entomologists have been meticulously tracking sightings of the hornets since the first one was trapped earlier this year.
Officials had a sense they were closing in on their quarry last month, when a…