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First confirmed 2020 Asian hornet sighting in G.B.

The National Bee Unit has confirmed the sighting and monitoring is underway to detect any other Asian hornets in the vicinity. The Asian hornet is no greater risk to human health than our native wasps. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees and work is already underway to monitor for any hornet activity […]

DAERA publish Management Measures for Widely Spread Species

The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) publish management measures for the 11 designated Widely Spread Species (WSS) in Northern Ireland – http://invasivespeciesireland.com/legislation/european-union/management-measures-for-widely-spread-species/ 

AFBI flag ‘High Alert’ for oak processionary moth

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) have issued a plant and human health warning due to oak processionary moth being found recently in Dublin on planted oak trees imported from Belgium. Whilst the adult is a grey-ish non-descript moth, it is the caterpillars that give the moth its name and present a risk to both […]

DAERA publish the Northern Ireland Rapid Response Contingency Plan for Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax)

DAERA publish the Northern Ireland Rapid Response Contingency Plan for Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs have published a Rapid Response Contingency Plan in preparation for the possible arrival of the Asian hornet to Northern Ireland. As nests and sightings of this invasive non-native species continue to be […]

Another Asian hornet confirmed in GB!! 1st October 2019

There has been another record of an Asian hornet confirmed in G.B. this time in Christchurch, Dorset. Please help us raise awareness about this non – native invasive species. We would ask the public to report any suspect sightings immediately. In Northern Ireland please enter them @ www2.habitas.org.uk/records/ISI or use the Asian Hornet Watch app for iPhone […]

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