Plymouth Beekeepers
A branch of Devon Beekeepers' Association - Registered Charity No.270675”


National Bee Unit

 The Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina nigrithorax, is an aggressive predator of honey bees and of other beneficial species. It has recently extended its native geographical range from Asia to mainland Europe following an accidental introduction to France, is now also present in Spain and has been seen in Belgium. The adult hornets are highly mobile, the rate of spread across France is approximately 100km per year. There is now great concern that this exotic insect will migrate to the UK, either by hitching a ride on imported goods or simply by flying across the channel. So is there anything we can do to help in the battle against this pest? Here are some simple tips…

Asian Hornet trap.pdf
    

Is this the Asian Hornet?

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/sighting-killer-Asian-Hornet-Plymouth/story-20998815-detail/story.html







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