Croydon BKA is part of a Surrey-wide Asian Hornet Action Team, comprising members from each of the 8 Surrey divisions. Our mission is to:-
* Create wide spread public awareness through a dedicated communication campaign
* Educate the public and beekeepers alike, to enable them to identify Asian Hornets
* Make sure everyone knows what to do, if they see an Asian Hornet
* Collaborate with the National Bee Unit and other county associations to promote best practice nationwide
What should I do if I come across an AH nest?
Asian hornet nests are commonly located high up in tree tops but can also be found low down, tucked away inside bushes and hedges. In more urban areas they may choose out buildings such as garages and sheds. If the nest is disturbed the hornets are capable of launching a ‘mass attack’ sending out numerous angry workers to chase/sting the animal or human. It has been found that they will ‘chase’ for a distance of about 30metres. To protect yourself should you accidentally disturb a nest, current advice is to cover your head and neck area with your coat or arms and run for at least 30 metres.