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How's your Italian? The Asian hornet has reached Switzerland.


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Here's a book to watch out for, to be published in English in August. Has anyone read it in another language yet? It tells the story of three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. 

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When you treat for varroa, you are helping not just your own bees, but everyone who has apiaries around. Sick bees explode across the landscape. 

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Quercus, an environmentalist group in Portugal, says the Asian hornet is "out of control". It has spread north to south as far as the Alentejo and there are claims that there are thousands of nests. 

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One of the largest beekeepers in Europe is offering €1,000 reward for information about bees stolen from him. 

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If you are going to the #BBKA Convention at Harper Adams this weekend, do drop by the Vita stand for a chat.

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There's a pretty good smartphone app for Asian hornet spotters. Links for Android and Apple phones here: 

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For UK Asian hornet spotters there are two new apps to report the beastie. One for Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/asian-hornet-watch/id1161238813 and one for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.ceh.hornets

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Can you spot the queenless colony? 

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Mistletoe has lost its romantic appeal for me ever since I saw a nest of the #Asianhornet. ow.ly/txUO30ahygS (This is mistletoe!)
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