Eff This Year

With the way this year is going, we need a lot more than the Force. Trust me.

Here is A Terrifying Thing That Exists: the Murder Hornet. Seriously.

In his decades of beekeeping, Ted McFall had never seen anything like it.

As he pulled his truck up to check on a group of hives near Custer, Wash., in November, he could spot from the window a mess of bee carcasses on the ground. As he looked closer, he saw a pile of dead members of the colony in front of a hive and more carnage inside — thousands and thousands of bees with their heads torn from their bodies and no sign of a culprit.

“I couldn’t wrap my head around what could have done that,” Mr. McFall said.

Only later did he come to suspect that the killer was what some researchers simply call the “murder hornet.”

They kill fifty people a year in Japan. And now, they’re here in the US. Lovely.

Yeah, I want a refund for this year. Or a freaking do-over. Because DAMN!

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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1 Response to Eff This Year

  1. DeviceDude says:

    Now that we also keep honeybees (as of March 2020) I hope these hornets don’t come near our hives!

    ~daiAtlas

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