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Credible Asian hornet sighting near Dover, Kent

On Saturday 1st July the National Bee Unit received a credible Asian hornet sighting from Kent, near Dover, with accompanying photographs. The hornet was found in some sugar water which a beekeeper was using to feed bees. The NBU has collected the specimen which will be analysed by scientists  Beekeepers in the area and volunteer Asian hornet teams are asked to maintain vigilance and to continue monitoring for Asian hornet.

Please report sightings of Vespa velutina using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.