• Asian Hornet Watch app

    Asian Hornet Watch

    It is important to report any suspected sighting of Asian hornets as soon as possible.

    Vigilance is particularly required in southern parts of England and Wales and around major ports.  The Asian hornet is active mainly between April and November and is inactive over the winter.

    For quick identification, please download the Asian Hornet Watch app on either iPhone or Android free of charge.

Branch Guidance

Download the Identification leaflet

Sighting of Asian Hornet in Branch Area

Branches are encouraged to support members in the following way:

  • Appoint a Coordinator to act as Point of Contact for Asian Hornet sightings – could be Swarm or Disease Coordinator
  • Encourage Swarm Collectors to become Branch Experts on Asian Hornet & to take a lead in responding to sightings
  • Create a list of members willing to assist in surveillance following a sighting – members do not need to be experienced beekeepers (but having reasonable eyesight would be useful.)
  • Encourage members to liaise with their neighbour beekeepers (including non-members) and be ready to respond to a local sighting
  • Maintain a record of details of sightings including location & person
  • Liaise with other Branches through their Coordinator to provide ‘neighbourly’ support
  • Support County-wide training through DBKA
  • Assist in provision of equipment such as:  shrimp nets, traps, camera, binoculars, sample jars/pots with lids, compass, mobile phones with GPS, large scale maps, note-books & pens
  • Ensure your Branch website is up to date (link to DBKA website if appropriate)

Guidance for Beekeepers

How to obtain a sample




Comments are closed.