spotted in the US for the first time, scientists say
For the first time, Asian giant hornets have been spotted in the United States, specifically in Washington state, scientists say
Memo to CNN: The above statement is not factually true nor accurate
To any and all MODS, My statement in this thread is true and I have well over one dozen witnesses who have seen these exact same bees in my yard
going back to 2009. I also have a picture somewhere of one as that was taken  moves ago as that picture was sent to the Cornell University
Cooperative Extension in Erie County for identification. Cornell confirmed it was a Asian Giant Hornet.
At more than two inches long, they're the world's largest hornets with a sting that can kill humans if bitten multiple times, according to experts
at the Washington State University. Researches have nicknamed them "murder hornets." "They're like something out of a monster cartoon with this huge
yellow-orange face," Susan Cobey, a bee breeder at the Washington State University's department of entomology, said recently.
Why has this story now just popped up. Coincidence? Or are they now just trying to stir the soup for the "special purpose" cauldron back in CNN.
Well CNN and those "scientists" I have news for yooze.
These wasps were in New York State before 2009. I know this for a fact. I had several yellow apple and pear trees in my yard. Just as they were
ripening in September these huge mongus bees would eat the apples and pears from the inside out from the bottom up and would leave the skin intact
such that you would have a perfect hollowed out core left on the tree with a hole at the bottom. There were so prehistoric like as they were so god
dang huge. Numerous relatives saw them so it just isn't me and my story.
Many would drown in our pool. I surmised they got drunk on the alcohol on the over ripened or partial rotten apples or pears.
So what did I do, I killed them all with can of wasp spray that shoots out 20' which took several years and sent a picture of one to the Cornell
University Cooperative Extension in Erie County. They came back and told me that they were Asian Giant Hornets. At that time I lived on Grand Island,
New York which is along the Canadian border. I also contacted the NYS DEC. They just shrugged didn't seem concerned at all.
So they rip other bees heads off and attack people?
1. Do they kill honey bees?
I have no idea.
I never saw them go after any other bee or insect, just my apples and pears. There were enough of them that they basically could wipe out the entire
tree of fruit.
2. Do they attack people?
NO In my opinion. Even when I was spraying them with wasp and hornet killer they never went after me. They also stayed away from our pool which was
about 20' feet from the fruit trees. Plus during all the time we spent around the pool in September and October, yes folks, near Buffalo, New York,
never once were we, our pets or our guests ever attacked by these bees. In fact we never knew they were there.
3. Can they kill you if stung multiple times.
Yes, same as with ground bees. In that same yard the ground bees sought out to attack my dog. Then me. I was stung over 15 times. I had to go to the
hospital for shots after I took my Dog Kelly to the Emergency Vet Clinic for several shots. Let me tell you. Those bees will chase you. We ran almost
30 yards into the garage and they were stinging us all the time. For some reason they did not fly into the garage. They hovered and finally left.
Their sting is actually a bite and they hang on. You physically have to remove them from the dog and yourself.
So what is CNN doing along with those "scientists" who claim for the 1st time? Possibly the 1st time in Washington State. However, not for the 1st
time in the USA.
As the NYS DEC told me they probably emigrated to the USA over the border from Canada in a shipping pallet.
Why is this story just now coming out. Well, to keep the sheep on edge as you can tell by my aviatar I am and old goat and don't trust everything I
read! Hay, notice how smart the goat looks!
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