Confirmed sighting of Asian hornets in Essex

An Asian Hornet Team member reported seeing Asian hornets in Rayleigh, Essex. This came a month after a single confirmed Asian hornet was found in Chelmsford, Essex. 

National Bee Unit Inspectors were despatched to the location to carry out further surveillance and confirmed the sighting on 28 September 2022.

A search in the area, led to a substantial sized next being found in a residential garden up a tree in Hockley. The nest was removed for further investigation.