There’s a lot of talk about the Murder Hornet invasion, but a little knowledge might help ease your fears. True if you are allergic to wasps and hornets you will need to be careful.
The hornet, Vespa mandarinia, preys on bees and can decimate local honey bee populations. Honey bees are essential for most fruit and vegetable crop production. Because crops rely on honey bees and other insects for pollination, in its absence, crop yields would greatly suffer. What’s more, the Asian giant hornets are fiercely protective of their nests. They deploy painful stings that can cause fatal allergic reactions in people already sensitive to bee stings.
“Although this pest has not been spotted in Kansas and Missouri or Arkansas , the hornet poses a threat to both agriculture and public health,”