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

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

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

Murder Hornets have popped up in North America, coming from East Asia, Japan, and Korea. Creighton Biologist Ted Burk says they’ve 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 they’re 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 they’d 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 there’s no reason to think they couldn’t survive if they came here.

Click here to listen to Interview with Burk 

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