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Confirmed sighting of the Asian Hornet in Woolacombe, North Devon on 27th September 2017 plus unconfirmed but highly probable sighting in Plymouth around the same time.

Please keep a watchful eye for this invasive predator.

There is an ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ app available to download from the Apple and Android app stores.

You can report sightings by email to with a photo or on the Non-native Species Secretariat website.

Details on the appearance of an Asian hornet can be found on Bee Base guide or the non-native species identification guide.

The Great Britain Non-native Species Secretariat is a joint venture between Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government to tackle the threat of invasive species. More information can be found on their website

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  1. Open Meeting on ASIAN HORNETS
    2.00pm – 5.00pm on Saturday, 20th January, 2018
    Harberton Parish Hall, TQ9 7SD,
    Afternoon Tea and Cakes
    at which Martyn Hocking will be the guest speaker and where there will be an opportunity to discuss a range of issues that have arisen.

    Beekeepers from across SW England and representatives of organisations with a special interest in the Asian Hornet have been invited.
    Parking is available, though to help reduce numbers of cars, if possible, please share lifts.

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