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Guidance for Beekeepers

Guidance for Beekeepers

Preparation – Contact your neighbour beekeepers (including non-members) and discuss plans for a local sighting of an Asian Hornet, using this guidance where appropriate

Have a laminated copy of the Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) Asian Hornet Alert attached to underside of one of your hive’s roof

Action to be taken on Sighting of Asian Hornet

  • Report to the NNSS – they will take no further action until evidence (Asian Hornet or Photograph) of the Asian Hornet is produced.  (alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk)  Also report to the DBKA General Secretary
  • Report to Branch Point of Contact for Asian Hornet sighting (& local Bee Inspector)
  • Be part of/lead a surveillance team from Branch members.
  • Be aware of how to recognise Asian Hornet – use Asian Hornet Watch APP (http://www.nonnativespecies.org/home/index.cfm)
  • Ensure you have suitable equipment with you – see Branch Guidance
  • Work in pairs
  • Ensure records are kept of sightings and other relevant information
  • Do not release details of location or personal details – no press disclosure
  • Be sensitive to land ownership & general public
  • Act with caution & care
  • Take video recordings and obtain sample where possible
  • Report & send evidence to the National Bee Unit (NBU) (http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=117)
  • Confirm to the DBKA General Secretary
  • If appropriate start noting flight lines.

Guidance for Branches

How to obtain a sample

Link to Asian Hornet Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th January 2018

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