Asian hornet identified in Gloucestershire

There has been a confirmed sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire

The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire – the first time the hornet has been discovered in the UK.

Photograph of the Asian hornet identified in Gloucestershire

Photograph of the Asian hornet identified in Gloucestershire

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.

Further Information from DEFRA

Further information from the NBU

 

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