It took eight months, but the Murder Hornets are back.
The first sighting of 2021 has been confirmed in Washington state, according to the state’s Department of Agriculture.
The insects – an aggressive species of hornet native to Asia – were spotted in a rural area just two miles from where the first murder hornet nest was destroyed last year.
While the murder hornet’s sting can be dangerous for humans, the biggest threat is to the local honeybee population – which is vital for pollinating crops.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 13, 2021