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Beekeeper Invents a Trap to Take on Murder Hornets

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A beekeeper that was devastated five years ago when all his bee hives were destroyed by Asian giant hornets, vowed to figure out a solution to fight back.

French beekeeper Denis Jaffré came up with a trap that stops the invasive species, which has no natural predators in Europe where they have been terrorizing hives since arriving accidentally in a cargo shipment from China.

The trap Jaffré invented does no harm to bees.

It attracts insects with a sugary bait using a funnel, but the huge hornets can’t get out. Bees and European hornets can easily escape through tiny holes.

“Reuters” reports that the beekeeper won an inventor’s prize 3 years ago and is now manufacturing the traps using 3D printers and six employees, and is being flooded with orders.

He hopes that governments will get involved so Europe can stop the spread of the so-called ‘murder hornets.’


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