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i have seen videos of these hornets destroying a hive in a matter of hours, i have 2 hollow red maples back in the woods that were full of these hornets,i had problems with them all over my hummingbird feeders and invading my hives,they are dead now except for he queen who is in hibernation and the brood.this coming weekend is going to be pretty cold so ill cut them down then .ill try to do some crosscuts and take pics
 

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The hornets you have are not true japanese hornets. They are european hornets. They will take a bee now and then, but will not do a lot of damage, over all.

The japanese hornet in the video has not made it to the US yet.
 

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good to know,they must look alot alike ,because these hornets look exactly like the j h's,they are big and mean and pack a heck of a wollop with thier stingers,very painful and make some people sick
 

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The European hornet first appeared in the eastern United States about 1850. This hornet is reddish brown streaked with yellow and attains a length of more than 2.5 cm (1 in). Its brown nest is built in hollow trees, in rock crevices, or on human structures. Like the smaller hornet species, it eats insects and their larvae and ripe fruit. ->http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/insects/wasps/hornet/

In several hornet species, no workers are produced. Instead the female lays its eggs in the nests of other wasps, where the eggs hatch and the young are fed. thanks to "bee catcher" i now know the difference.

heres the link to the video i mentioned earlier,just scroll to the bottom of the page to see it ----->>> http://www.worsleyschool.net/science/fi ... ornet.html
 
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