We totally understand the threat. In 2023 there have been 71 Asian hornet nests found in 55 locations. To get prepared and protect Dorset Bees we are holding an Asian Hornet awareness session on Sunday 19th November, I know a lot of members have made a note of the date, there is no need to book just come along to this very important meeting.
East Dorset Beekeepers Association is holding an Asian Hornet Awareness session on Sunday 19th November 2023 at the Corfe Mullen Village Hall, Tower Way, Corfe Mullen BH21 3UA 2.00pm – 4.30pm led by Mark White the Asian Hornet Officer for Dorset BKA. We strongly advise that all members with bees attend this afternoon. The Asian Hornet poses a very real threat to the well-being of your bees and the biodiversity of our lovely county.
Mark has experience of working with beekeepers in Jersey and with members of the National Bee Unit in tackling the Asian Hornet incursion. He will be leading in the fight against the invasion and, as such, will talk to us about what we as beekeepers can do, getting prepared, how to recognise the hornet, tracking and tracing and setting up traps in Spring 2024. It is also a great opportunity for us as a local association to discuss how collectively we can protect the bees in our locale.
If you are unable to make this event then we are running another on 29th November at the Colliton Club & Bar, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XZ. Please contact us via our website for more information