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September 2016 – Asian hornet nest found and destroyed. : From Bee Base

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Image 1 Asian Hornet Nest found near Tetbury

An Asian hornet nest (image 1) has been located and destroyed by experts in the Tetbury area.

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image 2, Asian Hornet Nest

The nest (image 2) was found at the top of a 55 foot tall conifer tree (image 3).

 

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tetbury-asian-hornets-nest-Image 3

Inspectors from the National Bee Unit are continuing to monitor the area for Asian hornets alongside local beekeepers. However to date, no live hornets have been seen since the nest was removed.

We urge anyone to report suspect Asian hornet sightings to alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk.

Further guidance on the Asian hornet can be found on the Asian hornet pages of Beebase where you will find a very useful Asian hornet ID sheet sheet and Asian hornet poster which is available for identification purposes.

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