There is growing concern amongst beekeepers and government officials about the invasion of the Asian Hornet as a non native species to the UK

In 2018 there were 4 nests destroyed in the UK, with additional sightings of dead or single hornets – two of the sightings were in Dungeness, Kent. 2019 may see an increase in these numbers and we should be prepared.

Robert Moon is a professional pest controller and beekeeper living in France. In 2018 Rob removed more than 100 Asian Hornets nests. During the talk Robert will tell us about his pest control experience of Asian Hornets but also his view as a beekeeper. He will show us pictures as well as videos of some of his encounters.

Learn how to set up monitoring traps and what to do in the event of a sighting, how to report such sightings to whom.

This event will be helpful for ecologists, nature lovers, members of the public and beekeepers alike and our intention is to create awareness to nip any invasion in its early stages. We hope to also have a Defra presence and a bee inspector.

The event (2pm-4.00pm) costs £10/head up to 25th of May, £11 afterwards.


Refreshments will be available. Booking must be made in advance.

Read More and Book Tickets here

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