Exotic Pest Reporting
Asian giant hornet
Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is an insect pest of honey bees and other large insects. It is a native of Eastern Asia.
At five times the size and 20 times the weight of a honey bee, a single hornet can kill as many as 40 honey bees per minute using its large mandibles. This large hornet is not currently established in the U.S.
07/16/2018 - Asian hornets turn ‘double agents’
07/16/2018 - Hive of activity to raise awareness of Bees' Needs
10/25/2017 - No Asian hornets in Ohio