A class on how to create a trap to capture hornets using a plastic bottle was held earlier this month at a former elementary school in Hatano, a town located in the Kyoto city of Kameoka.

As the season when queen hornets roam freely has arrived, around 70 people, including local residents, gathered at the building of the now-closed Hatano elementary school on May 6 to learn how to capture the hornets before they could go on to build hives and trigger an outbreak of worker hornets.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Translated by Kyodo News.