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Report an Invasive Hornet Sighting

The three invasive species of hornets (Northern Giant Hornet, Yellow-legged Hornet, and the Oriental Hornet) are the only ones that need to be reported. If you have a dead specimen, please retain it in your freezer until contacted by us to arrange either a pick-up or mailing of it to us. If you have identified a specimen as one of the invasive hornets, please submit an online report (see below).

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Harris at

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Honey Bee Swarm
Filed Under: Beekeeping April 10, 2024

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Assoc Extension/Research Prof