The British Beekeeper’s Association is holding its 4th Asian Hornet Week this week to raise awareness as Autumn is typically when Asian hornet's nests are revealed as the leaves start to fall from the trees and bushes.
Asian Hornets are non-native and pose a risk to our honeybee population. They hand around their hives and pick them off as they emerge which is known as “hawking”.
Follow these 3 simple steps to tell if you’ve got an Asian Hornet:
Step 1: Check its very black
Step 2: Check for an orange stripe on the 4th segment of the abdomen
Step 3: Check its legs – does it look like they’ve been dipped in yellow paint?
If you can answer yes to these questions, then you’ve likely got yourself an Asian Hornet!
You can also watch the Animal & Plant Health Agency’s short film on how to identify Asian Hornets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4DRki97wzg&t=5s
So, what should you do if you spot an Asian Hornet? The British Beekeeper’s Association urges all sightings to be reported so that experts can take action to eradicate them.
It is crucial you report any possible sightings
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