Members AreaLearning Portal Forum BBKA News About Who we are Executive > Link Trustees ADM ADM 2018 Charitable Incorporated Organisation Meeting dates Office Staff Compliance GDPR Bee Diseases Insurance Working with children Honey Show FAQs Insurance Public Liability Insurance All Risks Insurance Exams and learning Application Form Practical Assessments Modular Exams (theory) Correspondence courses General Help Member benefits Classes and benefits School membership National Beekeeping Supplies Spring Convention News and resources Branch and association resources BBKA Hive keeping record BeeBase Beekeeping Legislation Important Organisations for Beekeepers Leaflets Allotment Beekeeping Asian Hornet Identification Leaflet (APHA) Bees, Neighbours & Siting an Apiary Collecting a Swarm Managing live bees at shows The Bees and Wasps in your Garden Where & when can I learn about becoming a beekeeper? Lecturers & Speakers Communications Winter Honey Bee Losses in England 2007-2010 Asian Hornet Guidance from our Newton Abbot branch Invasive Non-native Species: Tackling Invasive Non-native Species – A new enforcement regime (link to page) Down in Devon the Association has called on local branches to brief their members on what to do should anybody suspect a sighting, also appointing an Asian Hornet Co-ordinator. Here we have included the latest guidance from Devon Beekeepers Association about what to do if you think you have found or seen an Asian Hornet. Guidance for Beekeepers (excellent advice from the Devon BKA) Preparation – Contact your neighbour beekeepers (including non-members) and discuss plans for a local sighting of an Asian Hornet, using this guidance where appropriate. Have a laminated copy of the Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) Asian Hornet Alert attached to underside of one of your hive’s roof. Action to be taken on Sighting of Asian Hornet; • Report to the NNSS – they will take no further action until evidence (Asian Hornet or Photograph) of the Asian Hornet is produced. ([email protected]) Also report to the [local Association] General Secretary• Report to Branch Point of Contact for Asian Hornet sighting (& local Bee Inspector)• Be part of/lead a surveillance team from Branch members.• Be aware of how to recognise Asian Hornet – use Asian Hornet Watch APP (http://www.nonnativespecies.org/home/index.cfm)• Ensure you have suitable equipment with you – see Branch Guidance• Work in pairs• Ensure records are kept of sightings and other relevant information• Do not release details of location or personal details – no press disclosure• Be sensitive to land ownership & general public• Act with caution & care• Take video recordings and obtain sample where possible• Report & send evidence to the National Bee Unit (NBU) (http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=117)• Confirm to the [local Association] General Secretary• If appropriate start noting flight lines. Here is the link to the Newton Abbot branch page with further information about what to do in the case of a suspected siting to gather all of the right information to send to the Non-Native Species secretariat.