2 Asian Hornets found in 2 days at Dungeness in Kent

15th October 2018 It's just been confirmed that two Asian Hornets have been found in Dungeness in Kent over the weekend. One was on ivy in someone's garden and the other was found at the Dungeness Bird Observatory. Members of the Animal and Plant Health Agency have visited the sites to collect the hornets and … Continue reading 2 Asian Hornets found in 2 days at Dungeness in Kent

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: UK sightings in 2018

The latest updates on Asian hornet sightings in the UK in 2018. Published 28 September 2018 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) is a species of hornet which is not native to the UK. It is smaller than our native hornet and poses … Continue reading Asian hornet: UK sightings in 2018

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: Second Fowey nest destroyed

The National Bee Unit has located and destroyed a second Asian hornet nest in Fowey, Cornwall. The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees. Investigation work by the National Bee Unit has continued in … Continue reading Asian hornet: Second Fowey nest destroyed

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

Hornet Nest Hunting in Jersey

The BBKA recently published an article about searching for Asian Hornet nests on the Island of Jersey. This shows the difficulties they are having, and just how quickly the spread of the invasive hornet is taking place. This does not bode well for the mainland UK, with an Asian Hornet recently having been captured alive … Continue reading Hornet Nest Hunting in Jersey

Asian hornet identified in Cornwall

An Asian hornet has been found in Cornwall and surveillance activity is underway. Published 4 September 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Animal and Plant Health Agency, and Lord Gardiner of Kimble The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Fowey area of south Cornwall. This … Continue reading Asian hornet identified in Cornwall

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