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Latest information at 12th October

We have been notified that a second nest has been found and destroyed in Christchurch, Dorset.   This demonstrates how important it is never to assume that once a nest is destroyed in an area that the problem has been dealt with. 

It is essential to maintain observation and reporting in the next few months, particularly as the leaves fall and could expose further nests in trees.  Look up when out for a walk and encourage others to do the same.

Most of the verified sightings this year have been reported by non-beekeepers, so keep spreading the word.

It is interesting to note the spread of sightings this year across England.  The third sighting was confirmed on 9th September south west of Ashford in Kent, resulting in the capture of a single hornet.

The nest in the Tamworth area of Staffordshire was located and destroyed and the sighting in New Milton in Hampshire resulted in the capture of a single hornet.

Well done to all those involved with the sighting, tracking, capture and nest destruction as appropriate.

Bee Craft Asian Hornet webinar October 2019

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UK history of sightings

Just remember:

  • the importance of taking a photograph or trapping a suspect and reporting it to enable confirmation as a matter of priority - send to the Non-Native Species Secretariat
  • if the location of a nest is found, do not attempt to deal with it yourself