Sep 06 2018

New Asian Hornet outbreak – South Cornwall

There is a new confirmed an outbreak of Asian hornet in Fowey, south Cornwall.  Two specimens of the hornets were trapped on August 31 by a beekeeper.  The contingency plan has been implemented and the National Bee Unit at APHA are leading the response.  Unlike the previous records this year (for a ferry between Poole and Cherbourg in August and in Bury in April) it is likely that this represents a nest.  The main objective of the response is now to locate and destroy the nest as soon as possible.


If you’d like to read more you can find the Defra press release can be found here:


Please be vigilant. If you suspect you have seen an Asian hornet you can report this using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ or by emailing


Identification guides and more information are available here


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