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Asian Hornet Week 2022


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

You can also download the new free ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ app from the Google Play Store or App Store for iPhone.

 

IN NEED OF HORNET CONTROL? CALL PGM & SON PEST CONTROL HEREFORD & WORCESTER TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW FOR ALL YOUR PEST CONTROL NEEDS. CALL 01981 540088 OR EMAIL US AT contact@pgmpestcontrol.co.uk

 



 



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