Asian hornet: need to remain vigilant

Asian hornet (Vespa velutina)

This week the British Beekeepers Association issued a statement confirming that the Scottish Government had announced an Asian Hornet had been found at a retail warehouse in the central area of Scotland.

In October 2016, you may remember that we received a notice issued from the National Bee Unit of a confirmed finding of an Asian hornet north of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.

As beekeepers, this serves as a reminder to remain vigilant and report any possible sightings to our local Seasonal Bee Inspector (David Packham) or directly to the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat.