This information was obtained from the Barham & District Horticultural Society website.

Asian Hornets a Serious Threat

Below is information on how to identify and report sightings of Asian Hornets. They are a serious threat to our pollinators and sightings need to be reported. As gardeners are on the front line when it comes to insects we are perfect look outs.

The Asian Hornet will be flying from April. So please keep your eyes open. There is useful information on the websites below and the poster.

Jackie Aucott, one of our members, is an Asian Hornet local contact. her number is 01227 831235 if you need any further details.

If you wish to report a sighting to her rather than via one of the links below then a photo can be sent to 07850 253964.

Useful information

Adobe Acrobat PDF ASIAN HORNET information poster

National Bee Unit - BeeBase website External Website www.nationalbeeunit.com
Searching: Asian hornet will bring up the identification poster and much more.

The British Bee Keepers Association - BBKA website External Website www.bbka.org.uk
The website contains a vast amount of information about the Asian Hornet, including information about the Asian Hornet Watch app available free on both Android and iphone.
6th -10th Sept 2021 is Asian Hornet week.

The Asian Hornet is a voracious predator, which will severely affect the pollinator population, (including honeybees), if it becomes endemic, the climatic conditions in Kent are ideal, so this county is likely to become a hot spot. Once established the possibility of eradicating it are nil and so early reporting is crucial.

 

 

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