Information and action on Asian Hornets

Here is some basic information on the habits and biology of the non-native species, the asian hornet (Vespa velutina). This is an invasive species that provides threats to beekeeping, native insect populations, and potentially to human health.

Here are some recommendations we hope all beekeeping members of Canterbury branch can act upon: “recognise and report”

NBU SE region report

Please find attached the report from Sandra Gray, our regional bee inspector. There’s some interesting material on yellow-legged (Asian) hornets, as well as the usual summaries of notifiable diseases (unfortunately still a problem in East Kent), queen imports and exotic pest monitoring.