Asian hornet sighting in Cornwall sparks surveillance – BBC News

2018 Sep 04

An Asian hornet sighting has been confirmed in Cornwall, sparking a hunt for the honey bee killer’s nesting sites.

The predatory species was spotted in the Fowey area, officials from the National Bee unit said.

Inspectors have been carrying out surveillance and monitoring since, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said.

It follows an earlier sighting in Lancashire earlier this year.

It was first seen in Jersey in 2016, and has since been seen in north Devon.