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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    It is feared that vespa velutina nigrithorax, which can grow to four-times the size of a British honey bee, could attack the indigenous bee population

    A swarm of potentially deadly vicious Asian hornets with a devastating sting are heading towards Britain's shores.

    It is feared that vespa velutina nigrithorax, which can grow to four-times the size of a British honey bee, could attack the indigenous bee population.

     

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/potentially-deadly-predatory-asian-hornets-with-vicious-sting-heading-towards-britain-8799556.html

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  • Location: Exile from Argyll
  • Location: Exile from Argyll

    Vile beasties - much more aggressive than the usual European hornets you encounter on your holidays. We saw very few ordinary wasps this year but the Asian hornets were a nuisance, constantly swooping to warn you off - must have been a nest somewhere close to the gite.

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  • Location: Stockport
  • Location: Stockport

    I remember watching a documentary about those a few years ago. The "local" Asian honey bees have a technique to overcome them when they attack the hive; they completely surround them in a ball and overheat the hornet, killing it. However, European honey bees essentially got massacred by them as they would attack, and get picked off, one at a time. If they become a permanent resident in Europe I hope our bees can adapt so they can protect themselves.

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    do we need michael cain in?

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  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and heatwave
  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft

    It is feared that vespa velutina nigrithorax, which can grow to four-times the size of a British honey bee, could attack the indigenous bee population

    A swarm of potentially deadly vicious Asian hornets with a devastating sting are heading towards Britain's shores.

    It is feared that vespa velutina nigrithorax, which can grow to four-times the size of a British honey bee, could attack the indigenous bee population.

     

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/potentially-deadly-predatory-asian-hornets-with-vicious-sting-heading-towards-britain-8799556.html

     

     

    I heard the border controls were in Chaos but this is getting ridiculous.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2410553/Britains-borders-chaos-How-terrorist-warning-doesnt-work-millions-passengers-unchecked-staff-frightened-blow-whistle.html

     

    I hate wasps I'm prepared

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  • Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight

    I have never seen so many wasps this year on the IOW tbh, they have been everywhere and 3 customers at the place I work have been stung. Hope these things though dont come in I hate wasps and hornets

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