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Sven-Erik Spichiger

Entomologist

BS Entomology Penn State, MS Entomology Clemson
20 years with Commonwealth of PA as Pest biologist, Forest Entomologist, State Entomologist for Agriculture
Currently Managing Entomologist for WSDA

Pests And Predators

2021 Asian Giant Hornet Update with Sven-Erik Spichiger (S4, E29)

Jan. 3, 2022

This is the third time we’ve talked with Sven-Erik Spichiger about the Asian Giant Hornet in the state of Washington, and this time he shares some history, enlightens us with the discoveries they’ve made so far, what they ma…

Pests And Predators Research

2021 Asian Giant Hornet Update with Sven-Erik Spichiger (S3, E45)

April 5, 2021

In this episode, we have a return visit with Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Sven-Erik Spichiger, to see how our honey bees’ newest threat, The Giant Asian Hornet, did last season in the Pacific Northwest. The A…

Pests And Predators

Asian Giant Hornet with WSDA's Sven-Erik Spichiger (S2,E23)

April 3, 2020

The world’s largest hornet, The Asian Giant Hornet was discovered in the State of Washington in the fall of 2019. Also known as the Japanese Hornet, the Yak-Killer Hornet or the Giant Sparrow Bee, this ground nesting giant i…