Fears for native honeybees after rise in sightings of Asian hornets
The Guardian|August 18, 2023
Asian hornets have been spotted in their greatest numbers yet in England, which could have a devastating effect on native bees, which they kill, dismember and eat.
Helena Horton
Fears for native honeybees after rise in sightings of Asian hornets

There have been 39 Asian hornets and nests seen in the country since the species was first observed in 2016, and this year there have been 16 sightings, data shows. This marks a large increase since 2022, when only two Asian hornets were seen. There were also two sightings in 2021.

The vast majority of sightings have been in Kent, where there have been 12. Some Asian hornets have been seen in Dorset and one was captured in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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