Are these honeybees?

Asked September 6, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT

I have at least 20 of these insects dead on my deck. I wasn't sure if they are honeybees. I keep hearing about honeybees dying.

Frederick County Maryland european hornets insect id

1 Response

Based on your photo, looks like a European hornet. See our website for more information http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/european-hornets
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