Fruit Bites Aug 25-27 Asian Giant Hornets-2
AW: The 7th Asian Giant Hornet has been detected. Washington State Department of Agriculture deployed baited traps this summer, full of a combo of orange juice and rice wine. These traps have caught an unmated queen on July 14 and the first male on July 29th.
BL: Where were they found?
AW: All have been found in Whatcom county. WSDA is intensifying their search. The traps are intended to keep the hornets alive so entomologists can attempt to trace them back to their colonies. Remember that we are worried that they will become established and ransack our honeybee hives.
BL: Are they active all year?
AW: They are most likely active July thru October and dormant over the winter. They nest in the ground. Be on the lookout but don’t kill other wasps & hornets. Take a picture if possible.
BL: Well, thanks Allison. Join us again next time for Fruit Bites, brought to you by Valent. Until then, I’m Bob Larson.