Asian Hornet Watch – Report it!

Stowmarket and District Beekeepers Association are asking for help to combat the invasive Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina), also known as the Yellow-legged Hornet. It is a voracious predator and will eat nectar, wasps, bees, flies, butterflies, spiders, caterpillars, fallen fruit and carrion. They are such efficient hunters that they will completely suppress all insects within 1km of their nest. Sadly, honeybees are a favourite prey and they will devastate an apiary if they find one. Not surprisingly beekeepers are keen to repel these invaders but you can do your bit to help our native insects which are at risk.

If they can be identified now, they can be eliminated to prevent them gaining a foothold.


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