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INFORMATION ON ASIAN HORNET.

A second film from the Asian Hornet Open Meeting,  which is Colin Lodge’s  short presentation of the Asian Hornet Action Teams,  is now on You Tube –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?y=hdSyvki6dXA

Another film is  of Martyn Hocking’s talk of his experience of Asian Hornets attacking his apiary in Woolacombe,  Devon.  This was given to 150 people from across Southern England – beekeepers,  representatives of organisations with a special interest in the Asian hornet,  university researchers and NBU officials who attended the Asian Hornet Open Meeting in Haberton Parish Hall on Saturday 20th January,  2018 can now be found on You Tube –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?y=jOnb3R2ozz4&t=69s

ASIAN HORNET FOUND IN GLASGOW WAREHOUSE.

An insect found flying in a warehouse near Glasgow, Scotland in March 2017 was confirmed as an Asian Hornet.  It can only be assumed that this hornet had travelled all the way from southern Europe inside a container and flew out into the warehouse when goods were unloade

 

ASIAN HORNET ALERT.

The National Bee Unit has confirmed that Asian hornet workers have been positively identified in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.   A 3- mile surveillance zone has been established and teams of bee inspectors are endeavouring to locate and destroy nests in the area. This is the first  confirmed detection of Asian hornet on the UK mainland.  Earlier this year Asian hornets were confirmed on the Channel Islands. There is no immediate threat to honey bees in Scotland but the confirmation of this pest in the Uk is a serious cause for concern.  At this stage we are uncertain how far north this pest will thrive.
Gavin Ramsey SBA Bee Health Officer.

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