The Association is asking everyone to be vigilant in looking out for this alien species, the Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina. This hornet could decimate our pollinators including our honey bees, so it is important to have everyone actively looking for it.
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Autumn is the time for trapping as wasps and hornets lose their sources of floral nectar and find hives full of honey very attractive. The BBKA is asking beekeepers to put an hour aside every day to watch for hornets hawking their hives during Asian Hornet Week.