Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get worse, the murder hornets came

Isobel van Hagen
Monday 04 May 2020 09:00
(Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Like the modern plagues, first came Covid then came the murder hornets.

In what feels like irony as the world suffers from the coronavirus pandemic, a deadly and huge insect known as the “murder hornet” in Asia arrived in the US recently. It is threatening extensive harm to the country's already-declining honey bee population, according to new research.

Not only does their name invoke terror and they're scary to look at, the world’s largest match-box sized hornet is known for invading honeybee hives, decapitating all the bees in a matter of hours and carrying the mangled thoraxes back to feed their young. Yikes!

As the summer of a disastrous 2020 approaches, it is declared the world is already over this unprecedented, and frankly, dumb year.

One Twitter user quipped that it's basically as if we are living in a end-of-the-world film:

Others joked they were willing to give these bees a chance.

That's ALLEGED murder hornets, to you.