Message from RHS

Hello to all our affiliates in Kent.  I have been asked to forward the following to help raise awareness.

We have had a message from the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat. They monitor, inform on policy and educate on non-native invasive species, plants and animals.

The Asian hornet, an invasive hornet which eats our native honey bee and other pollinating insects has been spotted in Kent.  The GB N-N SS sent a link to a poster – see below (designed for public use) which shows how to identify the hornet and where to report a sighting.  If you have a public meeting place perhaps you could print and display it.  Or could you send on to your members to help with identifying.

Kind regards

Susie Corr

Affiliated Societies & Partner Gardens

Royal Horticultural Society

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB

01483 226 554

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