This picture is of an Asian Hornet hawking a hive. The Hornet will station itself right outside and pick the honey bees off on the wing as they leave to collect the forage to feed their young.

We are on high alert this year

Threats such as climate change, loss of habitat and pesticides place continual pressure on our honey bee population but Asian Hornet is now pegged as one of the greatest imminent threats facing beekeeping in the UK today. 

Any help you can give us is hugely important in our mission of protecting our bees.


- The BBKA, UK Beekeepers and our Honey Bees