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Inspectors from the National Bee Unit say they have only found Asian hornets at 6 sites within 500 metres of the original discovery of one of these hornets in Tetbury in Gloucestershire. The search for the nest continues.
Several beekeepers in the vicinity of the first discovery of an Asian Hornet in Gloucestershire have reported them hawking in front of their hives. The National Bee Unit has caught several but has not yet found a nest. Analysis shows they are closely related to hornets in France.