The Aims of the Asian Hornet Action Team are to:
- Increase the numbers of people working on each case of incursion to assist Bee Inspectors who are thin on the ground.
- Get ahead of the game while waiting for formal identification of an incursion by Non-Native Species Secretariat and the National Bee Unit.
- Give local beekeepers and public some reassurance and confidence that the hornets are being dealt with sooner rather than later.
- Educate members of the British Beekeepers’ Association and the general public in the identification and risk of the Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina) as our colleagues in Jersey are doing successfully.