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Was watching 4 swifts eating taking the odd bee today.
They must of had around 40 bees.
Also saw my 1st Hornet.:(
 

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Was watching 4 swifts eating taking the odd bee today.
They must of had around 40 bees.
Also saw my 1st Hornet.:(
ditto, had swallows taking them for weeks here, sparrows having fun too.

you should have taken a pic of the hornet and report the spotting, it may get you famous as some are very rare!!!

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I have Hornets every year around my hive.
They are European Hornet.
I kill them, if I see them.
 

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perfect, i kill buterflies if i see em
 

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"perfect, i kill buterflies if i see em"

Mate - I am sure that it is illegal to kill a flutterby!!
 

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"perfect, i kill buterflies if i see em"

Mate - I am sure that it is illegal to kill a flutterby!!
rubbish, cabbage whites die die (just cabbage whites mind)
 

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Are these hornets the hive threatening ones??
I thought those we should worry about were the European evil ones. The hornets we have are just like huge wasps. If they are not in a nest near a hive do they need to die:( - and isn't killing cabbage whites rascist??? :patriot:
 

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Are these hornets the hive threatening ones??
I thought those we should worry about were the European evil ones. The hornets we have are just like huge wasps. If they are not in a nest near a hive do they need to die:( - and isn't killing cabbage whites rascist??? :patriot:
Well I'm not rascist I would kill "cabbage blacks" too if the were eating my baby cabbages :boxing_smiley: :cheers2:
 

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Are these hornets the hive threatening ones??
I thought those we should worry about were the European evil ones. The hornets we have are just like huge wasps. If they are not in a nest near a hive do they need to die :patriot:
The Giant Hornet attacks the Beehives.
1/2in Bigger then the our European hornet.

I have seen the hornet on the landing board and take the odd bee.
 

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Everyone is concerned about the gradual spread north of the asian hornet, to the extent that the equipment suppliers are now offering "hornet guard" which acts like a mouse guard allowing bees in but not the asian hornet.
I have not seen any hornets asian or european yet but they WILL arrive eventually, they have been reported in the south of the Dordogne department.
:cheers2: Mike
 

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