Bees are expected to struggle most in California followed by Oregon, where meteorologists predict a hot, dry summer.
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Bees pollinate berries in northwest Washington before Asian giant hornet colonies mature in the summer, a sequence that may shield commercial beekeepers and farmers from being stung by the invasive wasp.
The new technology, called ApisProtect, uses sensors, software and other technologies to monitor honey bee colonies.
Asian giant hornets are entering their "slaughter phase," and the Washington State Department of Agriculture has set up an emergency phone line for beekeepers to report in-progress attacks on hives.
Beekeepers across the region say the LNU Lightning Complex that struck in late August caused severe losses. The fires incinerated thousands of hives, destroyed bee habitats and forage and may threaten local beekeepers' ability to provide pollination services.
Washington State University entomologist Brandon Hopkins is tackling honey bee problems from the perspective of the beekeeper. Getting stung still hurts no matter how many times it happens, he says.
About 600 traps to catch invasive Asian giant hornets are being placed in Whatcom County by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, more than doubling the number already set out by citizens.
Researchers at Washington State University are experimenting with fungi extracts to save honeybee colonies from the deadly "deformed wing" virus.