(AUDIO) Burk discusses Murder Hornets and their impact on Declining Honeybee Population

May 27th, 2020 | Beth Rogers

Murder Hornets have popped up in North America, coming from East Asia, Japan, and Korea. Creighton Biologist Ted Burk says theyve been found in the Pacific Northwest.

Burk says no new colonies have been found yet, but there is an intense searching going on.

He adds theyre a very dangerous insect.

Burk says they can wipe out a whole honeybee hive in one afternoon.

Dozens of people are killed by them every year.

Burk says theyd be more likely to pop up in our listening area as opposed to areas to our West.

Burk says the threat is pretty remote, but theres no reason to think they couldnt survive if they came here.

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