Monday, 4 September 2017

Bad for Bees

The dreaded Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, has arrived.

I caught this one on Friday:

Ruler or ruled

Bee stung

I had seen one buzzing past me up at the hives on Friday morning, but identifying the fast-flying hornet is very difficult. Luckily (unlucky for her) this one stopped for a moment on some wax frames I had outside, and I caught her.

The excellent Agents Rurals have confirmed the identification...