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The Asian Hornet: Part 1

Gay Marris, PhD, National Bee Unit (NBU) We begin a formal risk assessment of this looming threat THE ASIAN hornet, Vespa velutina, is an aggressive predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects. Physically, it is superficially similar to the native European hornet, V crabro, but despite its fearsome reputation V velutina is slightly smaller […]

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