Asian Hornet

The Asian Hornet is a very dangerous menace and we should all be constantly observing of them and setting traps especially in the Spring and Autumn.
Be vigilant
All beekeepers should as a necessity to keep an eye out for Asian hornets in their apiaries catching bees by hovering around the entrances or on flowering plants feeding on nectar or other insects visiting those flowers. The hornet is very distinctive by it's yellow legs, it is also twice the size of a honey bee. In the winter months nests in deciduous trees may become visible.

All Asian hornet sightings or nests should be reported,preferably with a photographfor identification purposes, either to your local Asian hornet representative or via the Asian Hornet Watch app on your phone.

WARNING Do not approach or try to remove a hornets nest, they can be extremely aggressive and have a stinger much longer then a honey bee 1. Send a picture and a location via GPS in the app straight to the non-native species secretariat and National Bee Unit.
2. If you cannot download the Asian Hornet Watch app, please use the online recording form
3. As a last resort, you send a picture and email with details of where you saw the Asian hornet with your contact details to alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk

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P Mason 05/01/2020