Be prepared! Know what the Asian Hornet looks like.

Find out more about the Asian Hornet from the Asian Hornet Action Team (AHAT) Website here.

Asian Hornet Diagram
Study this insect via web resources as much as you can. We need to know it well.

Monitoring Stations

Monitoring stations need to be out from 1st March to the 31st of October. Asian Hornet queens start flying early. Check the National Bee Unit (NBU) website click here (external site) for baits if unsure.

Download the Asian Hornet Watch App to your phone, it will help you identify this insect and record a sighting. Links: Android Apple.

If you think you have seen an Asian Hornet but you are not sure or need help in verifying a sighting:

  • Take a photograph if you can.
  • Contact Guildford Division action coordinator to help verify:

Jonathan Brookhouse

[email protected]07768 376265

He will contact the appropriate team member that can visit you as a first response to help confirmation either by trapping a specimen or photographing one.

Action to be taken on confirmed Sighting of Asian Hornet:

  • Make a note of where and when it was seen/caught.
  • Report to our NBU Seasonal Bee Inspector:

Or, if he is unavailable, report to the Regional Bee Inspector:

Report to the Non-native Species Secretariat (NNSS) – (external site) they will take no further action until evidence – a specimen or photograph of the Asian Hornet is produced.

The NBU will require evidence before any official action is taken. All received reports are assessed to verify credibility of each report. The full eradication procedure is not put in motion until a sample has been received and confirmed.