The Asian Menace to Bees

Welcome to America! But, they are a threat to our food sources.

by Eric Holdeman / May 26, 2020

No, the Asian Giant Hornet doesn't eat the food we humans eat, but they do kill the bees that pollinate the food we eat. 

It is not just COVID-19 that can spread from Asia to the United States. Insects and plants are always a threat. Before the arrival of the Asian Giant Hornet, it was the Gypsy Moth that garnered the most attention here in the Pacific Northwest. They persist to this day. 

To learn more about the most recent arrival, listen to the Daily Podcast, The Arrival of the ‘Murder Hornet.’

As emergency management becomes more widely known for our coordination abilities, I'd expect that in the future the profession will be tapped to help coordinate response measures if they come to some critical phase. 

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