UTRGV professor explains how a ‘Murder Hornet’ can affect beekeepers

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EDINBURG, Texas – A new type of insect has arrived in the United States. The Asian Giant Hornets, nicknamed the ‘Murder Hornet’, is now being spotted in this country.

An infestation could be devastating for beekeepers. The giant hornets have caused millions of dollars worth of crop damage in France after settling in Europe.

But, they are only being spotted in a couple of locations in North America.

Dr. Julie Mustard, a professor from UTRGV explains, “These types of predators are largely generalists. They’re not only looking for honeybees, they’ll be looking for native bumblebees or anything else they can try to catch.”

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