The UK is braced for 'fresh wave' of bee-killer Asian hornets after first insects of 2022 are found on the Channel Islands
The first bee-killing Asian hornets of 2022 have been spotted on Channel Islands. They were first found on Jersey and now several sightings reported on Guernsey. Every year, attempts are made to limit the arrival of the hornets, which eat bees. Number of queens on Channel Islands expected to rise as summer approaches
The killer bugs were seen in the Channel Islands earlier this month sparking a fresh invasion coming over from northern France. The insects first appeared in Jersey in late 2016 and could be devastating to the UK’s native bee population, as one hornet can eat up to 50 bees in a day.