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The National Bee Unit has located and destroyed a second Asian hornet nest in Fowey, Cornwall.
Another Asian hornet nest has been found and destroyed in Fowey England, This is the second nest to be found in Fowey and was found close to the site of the 1st nest.
Currently work is now on-going to ensure no further nests are present. The Defra press release advises that Local beekeepers in the surrounding area are supporting this effort, including in Liskeard where a single sighting of an Asian hornet occurred.
Members of the public are also encouraged to report any further sightings of Asian hornets.
If you suspect you have seen an Asian hornet you can report this using the iPhone or Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ or by emailing email@example.com. Identification guides and more information are available.
More Information about this discovery, along with surveillance activities in Hull and Liskeard can be found in the following Defra press release:
COLOSS Conference 2018
Velutina Task Force - COLOSS Conference 2018
Velutina Task Force scientific objectives are:
Velutina Task Force members aim to fulfil these objectives by implementing the following activities:
Special thanks are given to organisers: Dirk de Graaf from Ghent University, Belgium (local organiser) Maria Bouga from Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, Asli Özkirim from Hacettepe University, Turkey and Geoff Williams from Auburn University, USA
Xesús Feás would like to thank Deputation de A Coruña for funded the attendance of the Conference and financial support to investigate new methods of controlling the Vespa velutina, in a research program carried out at the Campus Terra of the University of Santiago de Compostela.