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This has just come from the BBKA communications person, Ian Campbell:

On the 11th of March we received confirmation of an Asian hornet found in a potting shed in Ash, Kent. The finding was around 5 miles from a nest found and destroyed in 2023 near Canterbury, Kent.
The details for the early season monitoring work are currently being finalised so additional surveillance close to the finding site will be included in these plans.
https://www.nationalbeeunit.com/ news will be updated shortly.
 
This has just come from the BBKA communications person, Ian Campbell:

On the 11th of March we received confirmation of an Asian hornet found in a potting shed in Ash, Kent. The finding was around 5 miles from a nest found and destroyed in 2023 near Canterbury, Kent.
The details for the early season monitoring work are currently being finalised so additional surveillance close to the finding site will be included in these plans.
https://www.nationalbeeunit.com/ news will be updated shortly.
Swallows and Sunmer spring to mind. The main questions are: is it a queen and how well mated and by how many.
 
Nest located in Deal on October 4, 2023, perhaps the nest of origin.
From 15°C minimum temperature the VV queens rise from hibernation. The NBU would do well to deploy its teams over Kent and Sussex if it wants to avoid disappointment in the summer/autumn.
 
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