Devon Beekeepers’ Asian Hornet Action Teams (AHATs) are responding once again to help
stem the threat from the Asian hornet which has been sweeping through Europe since 2004
and most recently the Channel Islands.
The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) is native to Asia. It is believed that it was accidentally
imported into Southern France from China around 2004 and has spread rapidly through
France and into neighbouring countries.
Tiverton Beekeepers branch (TBKA) will be joining with similar AHAT teams throughout the
UK for another National Asian Hornet Watch Week running from
7th – 13th September 2020.