Asian Hornet Week: September 9th-15th  2019

I could be coming your way – are you ready?

copyright: John Feltwell

We are asking everyone to be vigilant in looking out for this alien species, the Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina. This hornet could decimate our pollinators including our honey bees, it is important to have everyone actively looking for it.

Now is the time for trapping and spending a little more time watching to see if hornets are hawking your hives in your apiary, put an hour aside to watch each day for hornets during Asian Hornet week.

copyright: Jean Haxaire

See it, Snap it, Send it

Asian hornets are rather like large black wasps with a single yellow band, orange face and yellow tipped legs. If you see it Report it to the Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS)

If possible take a photo or video and send it with the specimen, if it is dead, to the NNSS.