An Asian hornet nest in an apple tree was killed near Gosport, Hampshire on Friday 11th September. The nest was small, approximately 20cm in diameter and monitoring will continue in the area.
Further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page
on BeeBase and on Defra's 2020 Asian Hornet sightings page
. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office
: 0330 0416560
Please report sightings using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for Iphone