Washington State Agriculture Officials are trying to track down a colony of Murder Hornets before they go into their “slaughter phase. Yes, that’s a thing. the hornets track down hives of bees during the phase and decapitate every single one they find.
With honey bees being their target, and also endangered in recent years. State officials are afraid the hornets will destroy countless bees. How desperate is the state to kill off the Murder Hornets?
They had the genius idea to track one to its nest. Officials tried to glue a radio tag to the hornet, but not only did the glue not dry fast enough, causing the tracker to slip off, it also stuck to the hornet’s wings and made it unable to fly.