AHAT – Asian Hornet Action Team

It is assumed that the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) will again appear in Gloucestershire.  The role of the county AHAT is to coordinate the efforts to share any reports  and confirm any Asian hornet sightings including the collection of photographs or samples.

Asian hornet (Vespa velutina)

Once the National Bee Unit (NBU) of DEFRA has been informed, they will then take charge of the operation to find and destroy the nest.  Under their direction AHATs may be invited to help find it. 

Mike Forster is the County AHAT Coordinator and each GBKA branch has an AHAT lead indicated below :

Cheltenham & GloucesterMike Forster
Cirencester & DistrictDenis Flavel
Dean ForestGraham Pugh
NewentJohn Whitaker
North CotswoldsSarah Foulkes
StroudPeter Lead
South CotswoldsTBC

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