Asian Hornet Action Teams guidance for local groups

  • Guidance on creating Asian Hornet Action Teams
    Cornwall Beekeepers Association has provided this guidance for the Association’s local beekeeping groups. It includes an ‘Action Flow Chart’ of actions after a suspected sighting by a beekeeper and advice on how to collect a specimen.

Asian hornet sightings

If you suspect you have seen an Asian hornet you can report this by:

  • using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’
  • completing the Online recording form on the Great Britain Non-native Species Secretariat website
  • emailing alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk with a photo and location details

Details on the appearance of an Asian hornet can be found on the Bee Base guide or the Non-native species identification guide.

Asian hornet/European hornet/Giant woodwasp comparison - BBKA diagram