Asian hornets

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Buzz off!

Discoveries of Asian hornet nests in the Island have been causing alarm, and the Environment Department is trying to control the pest from spreading.

Islanders, including our farm workers have been asked to report anything looking suspicious as Asian hornets are known to kill and feed off the honey bee, and that could have a significant impact on growing. 

The creatures are about three times the size of a wasp and can be identified by their yellow-tipped legs.

Nests are usually found high in trees, but examples have been discovered lower down in brambles.

Workers have been asked to report any suspected sightings so that necessary action can be taken.