A report of Asian hornet in the Portsmouth area was received via the Asian Hornet Watch App on 29th October. The report was accompanied by clear photographs, allowing National Bee Unit inspectors to follow up the sighting quickly.
An Asian hornet nest was located in a tree on Saturday 30th October and the nest was killed on Sunday 31st October. The nest will be sent to Fera for analysis and monitoring will continue in the area supported by local beekeepers.
Further information regarding Asian hornet can be found on Defra's Asian Hornet sightings page
and on our BeeBase Asian hornet page. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560
Use the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for Android
to report sightings.