Credible reports are continuing to decrease and are often related to an incident the NBU are already aware of. The NBU are continuing surveillance in the Kent area and post-destruction monitoring of nest sites.
So far in 2023 there have been 54 Asian hornet nests found in 44 locations.
Kent This week following active operations in Dover and Maidstone the NBU were able to locate a nest in both locations. The nest in Dover has been destroyed while the nest in Maidstone is due to be destroyed next week.
North Yorkshire Active operations led to the finding of a nest in Yarm today, it should be destroyed and removed next week.
Please note new geographical locations in Essex & North Yorkshire
So far in 2023 there have been 51 Asian hornet nests found in 43 locations.
Essex Over the weekend the NBU were able to locate a nest in Southend-on-Sea which is due to be destroyed this week.
Kent This week the NBU responded to a credible sighting of Asian hornet in Tenterden and following active operations the NBU were successful in locating a nest. A nest was also located in the St Margaret’s Bay area. Both nests are due to be destroyed later this week.
Active operations have been initiated at another site near Dover. The NBU are also monitoring three locations in Kent.
North Yorkshire A site in Yarm is being monitored in response to a credible report of Asian hornets.
East Sussex The NBU is also monitoring a site in Eastbourne in response to a credible report of Asian hornets.
So far in 2023 there have been 42 Asian hornet nests found in 35 locations.
Kent 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.
Surrey 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.
Hampshire 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.
London The NBU are monitoring a site in Hackney in response to a credible report of Asian hornet.