First-ever giant ‘murder hornet’ nest in U.S. found in Whatcom County

BLAINE, Wash. – After weeks of trapping and searching, Washington state entomologists have found the first-ever Asian giant “murder hornet” nest in the U. S. , the state Department of Agriculture confirmed Friday. The nest was found in a tree on a property east of Blaine, Wash. , in Whatcom County after agents were able to successfully live-track a captured hornet that was fitted with a radio tag. Caption: Asian Giant Hornets leave a nest that was discovered in Whatcom County.