Blandford and Sturminster Beekeepers Association
Blandford and Sturminster Beekeepers Association

Asian Hornet

The Asian Hornet is a foreign species from Asia. If you find one you must report it. It has arrived in France and is now spreading rapidly. As a highly effective predator of insects, including honey bees and other beneficial species, it can cause significant losses to bee colonies, other native species and potentially ecosystems.


The most lily areas to find Asian Hornets are in the south of England, but there have been sightings quite some way north. It is most active between April and November.


CONTACT: Kerry is our AHAT leader (Asian Hornet Action Team). If you see an asian hornet then please ring her on 07989 871790 and if possible take a photo of the hornet and either send it to her phone or email attach it to her at


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Associations and Asian Hornets
Associations and Asian Hornets.pdf
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Identifying Asian Hornets
asian hornet id.pdf
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Guidance for Groups
Guidance for groups.pdf
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