Asian Hornet Identified in Dungeness, Kent

Asian Hornet Identified in Dungeness, Kent
15 October 2018, 22:41
The National Bee Unit is investigating a confirmed sighting of the Asian hornet in Dungeness. The hornets have been seen foraging on Ivy. Please keep up your vigilance by continuing to monitor for any hornet activity, especially on flowering forage. Further information will become available as and when the situation develops.

As usual, further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on the Asian hornet page of BeeBase and on Defra’s Asian hornet rolling news page.

Please report sightings:

• with your smart phone or tablet, by using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app: for Iphone and  Android;

• online:;

• by email to: Please include as much information as possible in your email; where you saw the sighting, your name and contact details and if possible an image.

Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560

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