The Asian Hornet: a giant threat to British beekeeping

Asian hornets are exceptionally aggressive predators of our native insects but they pose no greater threat to human health than our native wasps and hornets, writes Ann Chilcott, Scottish Expert Beemaster. Around the world, there are 22 species of hornets (Vespa) and 23 species of wasps (Vespula) from the order hymenoptera. All hornet species are … Continue reading The Asian Hornet: a giant threat to British beekeeping

Jersey beekeepers fear Asian hornet fight is being lost

Sobering news from Jersey where beekeepers are saying they are losing the fight against Asian hornets despite a taskforce formed between the Jersey Beekeepers Association and Environment officers who have been tracking hornets to locate and destroy their nests. The invasive insects destroyed seven hives in St Lawrence this week. John de Carteret, who is … Continue reading Jersey beekeepers fear Asian hornet fight is being lost