As if the pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, news reports of so-called “Murder Hornets” began popping up last year, and discovery+ wants to explain what that was all about.
Announced by The Wrap today, the discovery+ original documentary Attack of the Murder Hornets will premiere this Spring, directed by Michael Paul Stephenson.
The documentary film “centers on a concerned crew of beekeepers and scientists who must work together to protect the Washington community from the threat of the Asian giant hornet, infamously known as the murder hornet.”
The Wrap adds, “Last year, scientists discovered the detrimental impacts of these murder hornets to other species, such as the more common honeybee. They use their big mandibles to behead honeybees — a single hornet can behead 20 bees a minute, while a small group can destroy a hive of 30,000 bees.”
The “murder hornet” was first discovered here in the United States back in 2019, The Wrap explains, and their attacks on bees pose a threat to the country’s food supply.