This is a serious threat to beekeeping in North America! I would suggest it is the Covid19 equivalent threat to beekeeping and our food sources that depend on beekeeping for pollination.
As beekeepers we all know the importance of our symbiotic relationship with farming and crops dependent on us for production.
Your average person buying a bag of apples or almonds has no idea. The public needs to know! The public needs to know the seriousness of this threat to North American food sources. It needs to be made plain. If this invasive species is not eradicated from North America beekeeping in North America will cease! The food sources in North America will be greatly affected!
I am going to be writing my political representatives to address this serious invasion that needs to be eradicated. Not just brought under control, eradicated. Period.