Asian Hornet Threat

In the light of recent rapid increases in Asian Hornet sightings in the UK, the BBKA has ramped up the activities in this area and most recently arranged 2 very good talks given by Andrew Durham from Cambridgeshire Beekeepers’ Assocation. These are now on YouTube and the links are below :-

Part one:

Part two:

Furthermore, he has prepared several downloadable documents (pdfs) describing methods and techniques for managing the Asian Hornet threat in our apiaries for use by members and Associations only:

Asian Hornet The Beekeepers’ Guide – Integrated Control in the Apiary  
Asian Hornet Beekeepers Guide – The Hornet & The Honey Bee
Asian Hornet Beekeepers Guide – Integrated Control in the Area Around the Apiary
Asian Hornet Beekeepers Guide – The Electric Harp

In addition, useful posters and flyers can be downloaded from the BBKA resources page here
Asian Hornet Resources | British Beekeepers Association (


If in doubt you could contact a local AHAT coordinator in the first instance such as

Graham Burgess07876 108434Battle
Manek Dubash 07762312592Brighton & Lewes area
Peter Coxon07738538274Buxted
Ben Pratt07778867136Hailsham area
Jean Piper07766 572940Hellingly area
Tony Birkbeck07483 220419Maresfield
Barry Chaseley07963 010081Ninfield area
Debra Edwards07900 553364Shoreham
Steven Lee07804 699261Shoreham

For further information see