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2020-07-08 4:07:19 PM  
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2020-07-08 4:52:57 PM  
First there were murder hornets and we said HOLY CRAP MURDER HORNETS!!!!! Then they said "don't worry about murder hornets." Now they say "this is how we are going to defeat the murder hornets."

So until we get a clear 'yes or no' on panicking I'm going to sit this one out. Way too much going on and since I'm in Arkansas and the murder hornets are in Washington state I can afford to be patient and let the good folks up there panic for me until they get down here.
 
2020-07-08 5:47:33 PM  
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2020-07-08 6:20:43 PM  
I hope those bad-boys aren't as aggressive as bald-faced hornets. I was buzz-bombed and stung by one of those while hiking back from Summerland on Mt. Rainier. There was no provocation whatsoever. It came zooming down, smacked me on the head and flew off. Took me a few seconds to even realize that it stung me, then it hurt like heck the rest of the day and I could still feel it the next morning. Way more painful than a yellow-jacket sting. I am not pleased about having murder hornets in the neighborhood.
 
2020-07-08 6:47:50 PM  

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2020-07-08 6:48:08 PM  
Detective hornets?
 
2020-07-08 9:02:46 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: I hope those bad-boys aren't as aggressive as bald-faced hornets. I was buzz-bombed and stung by one of those while hiking back from Summerland on Mt. Rainier. There was no provocation whatsoever. It came zooming down, smacked me on the head and flew off. Took me a few seconds to even realize that it stung me, then it hurt like heck the rest of the day and I could still feel it the next morning. Way more painful than a yellow-jacket sting. I am not pleased about having murder hornets in the neighborhood.


You walked near a nest that you didn't see....  wasps and yellow jackets will do the same thing.
 
2020-07-08 10:24:58 PM  

OlderGuy: CordycepsInYourBrain: I hope those bad-boys aren't as aggressive as bald-faced hornets. I was buzz-bombed and stung by one of those while hiking back from Summerland on Mt. Rainier. There was no provocation whatsoever. It came zooming down, smacked me on the head and flew off. Took me a few seconds to even realize that it stung me, then it hurt like heck the rest of the day and I could still feel it the next morning. Way more painful than a yellow-jacket sting. I am not pleased about having murder hornets in the neighborhood.

You walked near a nest that you didn't see....  wasps and yellow jackets will do the same thing.


While out woodcutting a couple years back, i spotted another nice oak branch that i was gonna cut up. Stopped the truck, had a bite and a drink of water, and look up. Theres maybe six yellowjackets buzzing back and forth. Get out of the truck and suddenly theres sixty or a hundred all buzzing back and forth. Ah, ok, i know whats up. Get back in the truck and go find another peice of wood to cut up. What surprised me was that not a single one attacked or even tried to. Warning given, warning received, warning heeded, and everybody went home safely.
 
2020-07-09 4:28:15 AM  
At this point I would probably just laugh them to death. Bring it on, assholes. I have nothing left to lose.
 
2020-07-09 9:45:37 AM  

Wesdog: First there were murder hornets and we said HOLY CRAP MURDER HORNETS!!!!! Then they said "don't worry about murder hornets." Now they say "this is how we are going to defeat the murder hornets."

So until we get a clear 'yes or no' on panicking I'm going to sit this one out. Way too much going on and since I'm in Arkansas and the murder hornets are in Washington state I can afford to be patient and let the good folks up there panic for me until they get down here.


I live on NY along Lake Erie.  I killed one of them in my back yard 3 years ago, and found another one dead in my garage a couple weeks ago.
 
2020-07-09 10:34:05 AM  
The only really large bees I have seen are the "cicada" hornets.. about 2" long.. not aggressive to humans, but they sting and paralyze cicadas and drag them into a hole in the ground, and lay eggs on them.  We have had 'Japanese hornets' around for decades.. 1- 1 1/2" long, living in tree hollows and attics..  attracted to lights at night.. had them around where I used to live, and placed a 2' tall bug zapper on the front porch.. it got swarmed.  lots of cooked bees, and they eventually shorted out the zapper.  The new bunch around probably vacationed in Chernobyl.   Saw the videos of beekeepers placing sticky pads around their hives, and the hornets getting trapped looked like the ones that ate my zapper, not the 2" variety...
 
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