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Sunday, 15 May 2011

"Jersey Says No To Asian Hornet - We Have Enough Parasites & Predators"

THEY are big, they eat honey bees and their sting has been described as ‘like a hot nail being driven into your flesh’.
And the bad news is – they could be on their way to Jersey.
The Asian hornet has been spreading north through France after it was accidentally imported into the country on a freight ship containing Chinese pottery in 2004.
Now, after being spotted just south of St Malo, Jersey’s Environment department is expecting the winged predators to invade the Island some time this year or next.


  1. Cynical head on:

    Convenient that there were enough of these hornets in the (probable) container to breed and thus unsettle the natural balance of bees here in the West.

    Oh, look at that, all those crops no longer being grown as the pollinating bees no longer exist. And a good way to destable a population is to remove their access to food.

    The Beano is not the Rag

  2. Nothing cynical about your diagnosis mate, was my thoughts too.