The Asian Hornet Strategy: a talk by Francis Russell
May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Experiences of dealing with hornets since they first appeared in Guernsey back in 2017
Francis Russell, Project Coordinator of the Asian Hornet Strategy at Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services at the States of Guernsey will give a presentation on the Asian hornet strategy for Guernsey
The aim of the Asian Hornet Strategy is to prevent the establishment of Asian hornets in Guernsey in order to minimise their risk to public health and our islands biodiversity.
This talk will cover the identification of the Asian hornet and its life cycle throughout the year, and highlight the phenomenal colonisation across France and many European countries since this invasive pest was accidentally introduced from China in 2004.
Francis will also explain the threats that this non-native species poses to our Islands pollinating insects and demonstrate how our strategy is helping to prevent the spread of these highly successful insect predators
In explaining the aims and objectives of the Asian hornet strategy, the talk will describe additional resources that may be required, and highlight the importance of sharing information and experiences within the Channel Islands and the UK.