Defra update 8.9.23

So far in 2023 there have been 42 Asian hornet nests found in 35 locations.

Since the last update the NBU have located a nest at a new location in Whitstable.
A nest was also found in Folkestone. As a nest had previously been discovered at this location the number of locations has not increased.

Following credible reports of Asian hornet, the NBU is monitoring a site in Dover.

The NBU have responded to credible reports of Asian hornets in Oxted this week. Today they located a nest which is due to be destroyed.

Following active operations in the New Forest the NBU were able to locate two nests which have both been destroyed and removed.

East Sussex
Active operations are due to be initiated at a site near Hastings.

The NBU are monitoring a site in Hackney in response to a credible report of Asian hornet.

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