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Swarm Removal:  Find a Local Collector


Test yourself Asian Hornet Quiz


Varroa Does Not Feed On Haemolymph


Pollen Chart


21 days in Time Lapse


DIY Asian Hornet monitor trap


Be Vigilant…

Small Hive Beetle

ASIAN HORNET Vespa velutina

An invasive non-native hornet originally from Asia. A highly aggressive predator of native insects, posing a significant threat to honey bees and other pollinators. Accidentally introduced to France in 2004 where it spread rapidly. In 2016 the first UK sighting was confirmed in Gloucestershire.  Confirmed sightings have since occurred elsewhere.

Non-Native Species Secretariat, (email:, should be notified of any sightings.



Due to COVID-19 and the Government’s advice all NCBK monthly meetings and training courses have been suspended until further notice.

CBKA are running a series of On-Line Meetings / Video Lectures for members whilst Government restrictions apply.

The BBKA & NBU have issued statements regarding

COVID-19 and the key points are outlined below:

Any member who is unable to manage their colonies due to the Coronavirus restrictions should contact the Branch Secretary who will be able to put them in touch with another member willing to help.