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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.



Normal activities are impacted due to COVID-19 and the Government’s advice. NCBK monthly meetings and training courses are being held using Zoom.

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:

Next Branch Meeting (via Zoom) :

Thursday 15th July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm

‘Honey Extraction, Queens, Varroa & Heather!’

Topics up for discussion include honey extraction, marking and clipping queens, treating for varroa and preparing for the heather as well as any questions and queries from members.

The event is FREE to members. Click on the link to book a place. You need a smartphone or a computer with an internet connection. You do not need to install ZOOM on to your device. You will be able to watch and listen to the presentation even if you do not have a web-camera or microphone. Questions can be put to the speaker during the talk using the text “chat” feature.

Tuesday 10thth August 2021, 7.30pm (via Zoom)


Everything you ever wanted to know about Varroa (well almost!)

Joint presentation by Stuart Hatton and Graham Royle.

The event is FREE to members. Click on the link to book a


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