Defra update of the ongoing Asian hornet situation

So far in 2023 there have been 37 Asian hornet nests found in 30 locations.

Since our last update the NBU have located a nest in the West Downs and two nests at separate sites in Dover. An additional nest was found in Rochester and another in Folkestone, nests had previously been located at both of these sites, so they have not been listed as new locations.

Following credible reports of Asian hornets, the NBU is monitoring sites in Maidstone and Whitstable.


The NBU has also initiated active operations at a site in Southampton.

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