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Avispa velutina


lnformation sheet Asian Hornet

Potential health impact through stings; although painful, Asian hornets are not considered especially aggressive, although care needs to be taken to avoid close proximity to nests which may be more problematic if nests are in or around buildings. Queens are up to 3 cm in length; workers up to 25 mm (slightly smaller than the native European hornet.



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British BeeKeepers Association

It has recently arrived in France where it is spreading rapidly. As a highly effective predator of insects, including honey bees and other beneficial species, it can cause significant losses to bee colonies, other native species and potentially ecosystems.




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