A nano-tracer on Asian hornets to annihilate them

The asian hornet has become in France in a few years a real scourge, between the destruction of hives among beekeepers, but also the increasingly numerous victims of stings. This predator, which arrived in France in 2004, has no enemies and has since been spreading at high speed on our territory.

The hornets are especially greedy for bees, they wait for them patiently in front of the entrance of the hive to catch and kill them. Beekeepers are not standing still, however, some have used technology using 3D printers to create hornet traps, but these ultimately only slow down the expansion of a nest.

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Florent Coletta, engineer, had the idea of ​​posing on the captured Asian hornets a nano-tracer. This chip is detectable up to a maximum of 200 meters either on foot or with a drone, although let’s remember that the hornet is able to travel more than a kilometer around its nest.

The engineer, boss of the company Intuite indicates:

At first, the equipped hornets did not return to the nest, this external body bothered them too much. I had to modify the chip and retest. I got results and managed to flush out three nests using fifteen fleas. I will continue to validate the technology until the end of November.

Once the nest is located, all that remains is to destroy it by more conventional means. The latter contains an average of 2000 hornets, including the future queens who will establish new nests. As a reminder, do not destroy a nest if you are not authorized to do so, you risk losing your life there.

Source: GNT – Actualités by www.generation-nt.com.

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