Why Asian hornets are bad news for British bees | Natural History Museum

Asian hornets have been seens across Britain in the last two years. Hornets are the largest members of the wasp family Vespidae and this predatory species could have a devastating impact on British honeybees. Dr Gavin Broad, a wasp expert at the Museum, explains why British beekeepers are concerned about the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), … Continue reading Why Asian hornets are bad news for British bees | Natural History Museum

Asian Hornet nest confirmed in Hampshire

26th September 2018 - Asian Hornet Update A report of an Asian hornet sighting made on the 22/09/18 by a member of the public in New Alresford, Hampshire and was found the following day by the National Bee Unit. The nest has been destroyed and sent for laboratory examination. The NBU are also investigating a report of a single hornet on the south coast of Hampshire. … Continue reading Asian Hornet nest confirmed in Hampshire

Asian hornet: Fowey nest destroyed as two new sightings confirmed in Liskeard and Hull

Two more sightings of Asian hornets have been confirmed and surveillance activity is underway. Published 10 September 2018 From:  Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Lord Gardiner of Kimble The National Bee Unit has called for the public to report any suspected Asian hornets after two further confirmed sightings in Liskeard, Cornwall and … Continue reading Asian hornet: Fowey nest destroyed as two new sightings confirmed in Liskeard and Hull

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