Asian hornet Week: September 9th-15th 2019

copyright: Giles San Martin

I could be coming your way – are you ready?

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) http://www.nonnativespecies.org If possible take a photo or video and send it with the specimen, if it is dead, to the NNSS.

 

Here is the Asian hornet banner PDF we designed in the office and have used at Shows.

You can use the pdf to have your own banner printed by downloading it to your computer and then uploading it to this website. Banners are in the region of £30/40 to pounds - https://www.solopress.com/roller-banners/ (other websites are available(!))