At our Council meeting on Saturday it was decided to set up an Asian Hornet Action Team (AHAT) with Lynne Ingram as our co-ordinator. Initially it will be a county-wide team made up of a member from each of the Divisions; later Divisions may wish to develop their own action teams.
Lynne was in Jersey at the end of August helping beekeepers to track Asian hornets back to their nests and is passionate about the need for us to get prepared to protect our bees and other insects.
SBKA has produced information sheets and ID cards which are/have been distributed to all Divisions. To get free supplies of laminated Asian hornet posters for use in local garden centres, shops, notice boards, sports grounds, district councils etc, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, install monitoring traps, spend time observing activity in your apiaries and around insect-attracting flowering plants and spread the word!