I believe is only a matter of time probably less time then, more time, before the Japanese Giant Hornet, or a slightly smaller cousin the giant asian hornet ( currently eating it's way through France ), finds it's way here. Are we actually prepared to deal with it should they become established here. How would you as commercial beekeerpers deal with something that required only 30 attackers to totally depolulate a colony of bees in less then 2 hours? You could come back to your yard and find half or less the number of live colonies you left behind. What can we as beekeepers do really do. It worries me a bit as one can treat for mites, though after the fact, and never truely get rid of them but atleast have something to work with ( live bees ). With these thingts there will be nothing to rebuild. Mind you, hasn't happened yet--but in all probability will in the near future. :beg: I hope not, but believe it will.