Asian hornet identified in Devon

The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet at an apiary near Woolacombe in Devon.

The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees.

Or for more information – see this article by Diane Roberts of the British Beekeepers Association 

Footage of the Asian Hornet nest and its occupants

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