Telegraph: Deadly Asian hornets that devour bees and can kill humans 'arrive in Britain'

"..They are the killer invaders that target bees with their powerful stings and have even caused the deaths of several people in France. Now naturalists' worst fears have been realised with the arrival of deadly Asian hornets in Britain, it has been claimed. It appears the predators - which are around 3cm long, but are more vicious than smaller varieties and carry a much larger amount of potent venom - have reached the UK. ..."

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"..If you think you've seen an Asian hornet nest, then contact the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) helpline on 03459 335577 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Defra will verify that it's vespa velutina and destroy the nest.
Potential Asian hornet sightings should also be submitted to the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society.

However, all supposed sightings in previous years have turned out to be misidentifications. ..."

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire


The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members old and new can gain experience in handling bees.

Our Vision

visionWe encourage and develop
the art and science of bee keeping

visionWe strive to educate
Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support 


The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association - to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping