Murder hornets’ nest found and destroyed in US

The first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the US was destroyed in Washington state on Saturday. The nest, found in the city of Blaine near the Canadian border, was about the size of a basketball and contained an estimated 100 to 200 hornets. Asian giant hornets can deliver painful stings and spit venom but are the biggest threat to the honeybees farmers depend on to pollinate crops. Crews wearing thick protective suits vacuumed the invasive insects from the cavity of a tree into large canisters. Officials suspect more nests may be in the area and will keep searching Washington state crews destroy first US murder hornet nest