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Beekeepers’ Guidelines

Be prepared! Know what the Asian Hornet looks like.

Download the Identification Leaflet from the NBU & See photo below

Study this insect via web resources as much as you can. We need to know it well.

Traps: need to be out from 1st March to the 31st of October. Asian Hornet queens start flying early.

Check the NBU website for baits if unsure

If you think you have seen an Asian Hornet but you are not sure or need help in verifying a sighting:

Action to be taken on Sighting an Asian Hornet:

The NBU will require evidence before any official action is taken.  All received reports are assessed to verify credibility of each report.  The full eradication procedure is not put in motion until a sample has been received and confirmed.

Asian Hornet