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caption: A front view of the Asian Giant Hornet - sometimes called the "Murder Hornet"
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A front view of the Asian Giant Hornet - sometimes called the "Murder Hornet"

What murder hornets don't deserve that name

There’s a new threat in Washington. One that means you might want to shelter indoors. If you're a bee, that is.

The invasive species the Asian Giant Hornet has been found in Washington state -- the first time it's been discovered in the U.S.

Sometimes called the "murder hornet," it's known for decapitating honeybees to feed to its young.

But Lila Westreich, a PHD candidate researching native bee ecology at the University of Washington, told Record host Bill Radke she's not too concerned.