Asian Giant Hornet

The Asian Giant Hornet is native to Asia and most commonly found in Japan and South Korea. The chance of Asian Giant Hornets invading Texas soon or at all is slim.

What headline can possibly draw people away from their thoughts about partisan politics, the coronavirus pandemic and other such matters? That would be “Murder Hornets.”

I cannot think of a more sensationalized headline, so kudos to whomever came up with that attention grabber. Quite frankly, it makes me cringe each time I see it.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at

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Gary Miller

Giant Asian Wasps? Who called them Killer wasps. Some fake news writer that sought a headline that would grab attention. Jap honey bees developed a defense. They beat their wings to raise the temp of the hive. Honey bees can withstand higher temps than the Giant Asian Wasp. A few bees will die before the Giant dies but hive is saved.

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