WIRED feature: Dr. Leonard Foster

WIRED feature: Dr. Leonard Foster

“If that compound can be discovered or identified, then for sure, it could be used as a way to ward off the Asian giant hornet.”

Dr. Leonard Foster, professor at UBC Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and beekeeper at the UBC Farm, recently gave comments on WIRED. Honeybees use animal excretions on their hives to ward off hornets, so it is discussed how chemical compounds that are repulsive to hornets could be isolated from animal dung.

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