Monday 14 September 2020 

The Gosport Asian Hornets were the first confirmed in 2020 and their nest has been located and destroyed.

The hornets were first reported flying around a bunch of grapes in an area north of Gosport in Hampshire. Bee inspectors set up monitoring traps and tracked the hornets to an apple tree. 

The nest has now been dealt with by the Animal and Plant Health Agency ( APHA) National Wildlife Management Centre. 

Inspectors are monitoring for any other Asian Hornets.