The Asian Giant Hornet, dubbed by the media as the “murder hornet”, made headlines when it arrived in America in Spring 2020. But nine months before the murder hornet became an overnight sensation, the honeybee’s deadliest natural predator had already arrived in the sleepy town of Nanaimo, BC. When a group of dedicated beekeepers discovered a nest — the first in North America — they quickly hatched a plan to eradicate it, to save their honeybees and stem the invasion of the murder hornets.