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Asian Hornet - Gravesend, Kent

The National Bee Unit (NBU) responded to a credible sighting of Asian hornets (Vespa velutina) in Gravesend, Kent on the 20th of July. Shortly after NBU inspectors reached the site they located a small primary nest in a nearby residential garden. The nest was destroyed on the same day. It has been removed and sent to Fera for confirmation and analysis. The NBU will continue to carry out surveillance in the area to ensure any remaining hornets are captured.  

Please report suspect sightings using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android. For those without smart phones you can report sightings using an online report form.   sighting information on