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Asian Hornet Nest Destruction
On Thursday 22nd June a small primary nest of Asian hornets was reported to the NBU near Dover, Kent. A National Bee Unit Inspector investigated the report and collected samples which have been sent for analysis by scientists. Traps have been set for hornets returning to the nest site, and follow up activities will take place to raise awareness.
This is the earliest date in the season that a nest has ever been found in Great Britain. Nests have previously been reported in the autumn, when insects are more visible as the population of the nest increases to its maximum.
We ask members of the public and beekeepers to remain vigilant.
The Apiary is now open to visitors, inspections take place every Saturday at noon (weather permitting) if you wish to visit us please email Karon at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of your intentions.
The Pavilion Apiary is in a field off Lee Green Road, Cliffe Woods, Rochester, ME3 8EX.
To find the Pavilion Apiary: Please click here
Please Note: In line with good hygiene practice members are requested not to bring their own hive tools or smokers into the apiary. They should also ensure that beesuits are laundered and clean and that boots are also clean. Clean gloves must be worn. There is a boot wash, which is to be used prior to entering the apiary.
2024 Annual General Meeting:
Saturday 17th February 2024
Venue: Wainscott Memorial Hall
16-18 Holly Road, Wainscot, Rochester, ME2 4LG
Minutes and Agenda will be circulated to members nearer the date.
Information and Alerts:
Latest from The National Bee Unit:
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Bumblebee Conservation Trust
For information regarding Bumblebees and the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust please click the button below.
Asian Hornet Team Update 2023: to read the latest update Click here
Find out more here https://nationalbeeunit.com/public/News/news.cfm#308
Please report sightings of Vespa velutina using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.