Asian hornet

Asian Hornet - Vespa Velutina

Asian hornets are a non-native invasive predator of medium to large insects. They pose a serious threat to our native pollinators and, throughout the summer, honey bees can make up a substantial part of their diet as they build their nests up to several thousand individuals.

A photo showing a comparison between the Asian Hornet, on the right, and the European Hornet.

Photo by Julia Hoggard

Links and Documents

‚Äč Kendal and South Westmorland Beekeepers Association Asian Hornet - Vespa Velutina