7th to 13th September
Keep a look out for the Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina. This hornet could decimate all our pollinators including honey bees, it is important to have everyone actively looking for it.
Asian hornet is attracted to ivy at this time of year and Autumn flowering single camellias.
Follow the BBKA on social media and share the Asian hornet week posts to help raise awareness.
Put an hour aside every day to watch for hornets hawking your hives during Asian Hornet week.
Download the AH watch App for Android or iPhone now!
These videos from FERA are extremely interesting: Asian Hornet Biology and Asian Hornet Genetics.
Please familiarise yourself with what the Asian Hornet looks like. Try our Insect Identification Competition and win a copy of the BBKA Healthy Hive Guide! (The person who identifies the insects with the greatest accuracy wins.) Competition closes 12 noon (UK time) Friday 13th.