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Safeguarding with science: Asian hornets

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As part of a series of videos highlighting how we safeguard with science, Nigel Semmence from the National Bee Unit talks about the Asian hornet, and APHA’s work to prevent the spread of this non-native species and protect bee health.

At APHA science plays a vital role in how we safeguard animal and plant health. Whether it’s identifying and controlling outbreaks of notifiable disease; facilitating international trade; or our research in areas such as avian influenza and bovine TB, all our work is underpinned by scientific principles and rigour.

If you think you have seen an Asian hornet, please notify the Great British Non-Native Species Secretariat by emailing as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can report sightings via the Non-Native Species Secretariat website.

The ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ app is also available to download from the Apple and Android app stores.

Beekeepers can find more information about the Asian hornet on the National Bee Unit’s website.

Visit our YouTube channel and view our video on how to make an Asian hornet monitoring trap.

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