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Birch Bay beekeeper supports ‘murder hornet’ citizen science projects in D.C.

Danielsen presented on Northern giant hornets at the Smithsonian last week

Ruthie Danielsen stands in her workshop at her home in Birch Bay on Oct. 17. Danielsen is the vice president of the Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association and is active in the effort to trap the Northern giant hornets.
Ruthie Danielsen stands in her workshop at her home in Birch Bay on Oct. 17. Danielsen is the vice president of the Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association and is active in the effort to trap the Northern giant hornets. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
BIRCH BAY — Ruthie Danielsen’s minty green beehives dot the grass around her backyard. There are
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