Asian Hornet update 9 October 2019

On Friday 4th October an Asian hornet nest was destroyed following the confirmed sighting of near Christchurch, Dorset, reported by a member of the public. It is imperative that any Asian hornet colonies in the UK are detected and destroyed before queens are released. This is the time of year when colonies have been previously detected and the National Bee Unit depends on alert beekeepers and members of the public to report sightings. As we have an abundant insect population, Asian hornets may not just be found in apiaries, they could also be at places where insects congregate – stands of ivy, for example, and on decaying fruit, everyone can help by being alert for this invasive insect.

For more information check out our Asian Hornet page.