Invasive hornet found in United States for first time, Georgia ag officials warn

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has confirmed the discovery of a yellow-legged hornet, a species native to Southeast Asia and known to kill bees, in Georgia. Photo Courtesy of Georgia Department of Agriculture Aug. 15 (UPI) — A yellow-legged hornet native to Southeast Asia has been discovered in Georgia for the first time, raising concerns for its effect on state agriculture if left unchecked.

The Vespa velutina hornets are known to kill bees and attack hives, which could severely affect the state’s agriculture sector and its honey production, officials said Tuesday in announcing the find.

A Savannah beekeeper reported seeing one […]

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