On July 3rd, the NBU confirmed a sighting of an individual female Asian Hornet in New Milton, Hants, after it was reported by a member of the public. Based on visual examination, the hornet is likely to be a queen.
Follow this link for full details: www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-identified-in-south-hampshire
All beekeepers are advised to be extremely vigilant around their hives and if anything untoward is spotted to report it immediately the required authorities. Full details can be found in the ‘Asian’ Hornet’ section of this site.
Link to latest information on Asian Hornet sightings in UK www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-uk-sightings-in-2018