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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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    The film of Martyn’s talk of his experience of Asian Hornets attacking his apiary in Woolacombe that he gave to 141 people from across Southern England – beekeepers, representatives of organisations with a special interest in the Asian hornet, university researchers and NBU officials, who attended the Asian Hornet Open Meeting in Harberton Parish Hall on Saturday 20th January, 2018 can now be found on this You Tube link to the film –

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