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Asian Hornet Sightings Update

Two further Asian hornet queens have been found by the NBU in traps set as part of the spring trapping work being carried out.

Both hornets were found in a single trap near Four Oaks, Kent, with one being found on 22nd April and a second hornet found on 24th April.

A total of three queen hornets have been found at this location.

Both specimens have been sent to the lab at Fera Science Ltd. for official confirmation and analysis, the NBU will continue to monitor the area.

Please report sightings of Vespa velutina using the Asian hornet Watch app for Apple devices android devices or online form.

Please direct all media enquiries to Defra Press Office.