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Asian Hornets are 'On the Way'!

Asian Hornets are 'On the Way'!

Aug 26, 2020

Beekeepers are calling on people in South Somerset to report sightings in a bid to defend the local bee population against "dangerous" and "invasive" Asian hornets.

The warning comes ahead of Asian hornet week, between Monday, September 7 and Sunday, September 13, which is a key time to spot the yellow-legged insects whose sting can be fatal and who’s arrival can decimate native pollinators.

A single hornet can completely devastate a beehive, devouring up to 60 bees at a time.

Around this time of year, Asian hornets can be spotted on flowering ivy, fallen fruit and for hawking honeybees outside their hives.

Asian hornets are twice the size of a honeybee, have an orange face and dark abdomen

People are being asked to report sightings of Asian hornets with a photo to:

asianhornet@somersetbeekeepers.org.uk

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