It’s Asian giant hornet trapping season and you can help

July means the start of Asian giant hornet trapping season.

A large part of trapping the hornets comes not just from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, but also citizen scientists. Last year, half of the state’s Asian giant hornet sightings were from ordinary citizens.

That’s why the Sno-King Beekeepers Association is making 30 do-it-yourself traps and distributing them in Marysville and Maltby.

The traps are made by cutting an opening into a plastic juice bottle so the hornet can get in, and then filling the bottle with bait, which is four ounces each of

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