Neighbors in one area are worried about a giant hive in a local tree.That's not a bee hive, that's a hornet's nest. In the comments, I told WXYZ so.
thewanderandhiscomp: Bees or wasps??I was not alone. Someone on WXYZ's Facebook page told them as well.
pinkusensei: Wasps, specifically Bald-Faced Hornets.
Please learn to tell the difference between hornets and bees! The problem nest featured in this afternoon's news cast is a Bald Face Hornet nest and not a nest from bees. The problem can be solved if someone goes to the hardware store and purchases the appropriate can of spray.WXYZ listened and changed the identification in a later story on their site: What seniors feared was a beehive on city property turns out to be nest of Bald-faced hornets.
7 Action News viewers helped identify the insects as Bald-faced hornets and we called Detroit's General Services Department to see what could be done about the potentially dangerous pests that were keeping LaGloria Roberts and her 93-year-old mother from sitting on their porch in peace.The next clip on the situation features both the correct identification and a happy ending to the story: Hornet nest in Detroit neighborhood.
Neighbors called 7 Action News when they couldn't get any action on a potentially dangerous hornets nest near their homes.I'm glad WXYZ paid attention to their viewers, including me. It helped them serve their community better.