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 #4111  by Chrisbarlow
 16 Jul 2019, 08:38
I think this is the most accurate news article I've read about Asian hornet. They even got the the right Image if one
 #4595  by Chrisbarlow
 23 Aug 2019, 16:43
It would appear an Asian hornet has been spotted again in the new forest area. However can't find anything on NBU site so it may or may not be correct
 #4735  by AdamD
 04 Sep 2019, 13:00
The Tamworth hornet sighting is now on the BBKA website map. jersey is covered with markers, so the hornet must now be considered to definitely have arrived for good. (Well, bad).
 #4790  by Chrisbarlow
 10 Sep 2019, 16:40
Tamworth nest found and destroyed and new sighting / capture at Ashford , Kent
 #4924  by Chrisbarlow
 02 Oct 2019, 08:53
Dorset, Christchurch latest sighting
 #4934  by MickBBKA
 04 Oct 2019, 02:14
Over 1,000 human migrants made it accross the channel so far in 2019. Dads army is never going to stop the AH in the long run. Waste of resources imho. It needs a rethink by the sensible department if one exists in government / defra.
 #4939  by Chrisbarlow
 04 Oct 2019, 13:50
I agree Dad's army isn't going to stop the issue in the long run but what it does do very effectively is raise aware amongst Beekeepers that's it's coming and start thinking about defence mechanism's.

I do believe it might also slow it down by a year or two. Big maybe.

So well worth doing. Far superior option to finding a sensible government department IMO. 😁

This is Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we don't do sensible Mick! We do do, gun ho, cavalier , what the hell, fingers crossed , never mind , who'd have thought it and just get stuck in but these approaches have served us rather well for ny on a thousand years in fairness. So why change :D :D :D :D :D :D