The Asian Hornet Handbook

April 28, 2019|
The Asian Hornet Handbook by Sarah Bunker
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Based on the experiences of the Jersey Beekeepers and their struggle to control the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), this is a practical handbook for those interested in the Asian hornet, its arrival in France, the Channel Islands and the UK and what is being done to halt or slow its progress.

It covers the story of the European invasion and incursions into the UK, identification, the biology of the Asian hornet, tracking techniques used to find nests (including the Jersey method and radio tracking), contoversies around trapping insects, the authorities in the UK involved with dealing with Asian hornets (and how this impacts UK tracking), Asian Hornet Action Teams, how nests are destroyed, strategies for the future and hive defence. This is of particular interest to beekeepers, naturalists and ecologists.

With colour photos and illustrations throughout, this is a book for both the armchair and the rucksack.

Asian hornet identificationAsian hornet biologyLife historyEcologyThe spread of the Asian hornetA National contingency planThe birth of Asian Hornet Action TeamsFinding Asian hornet nestsAsian hornet colony destructionTrappingPoisoningBiological controlGeneticsHive defenceGlossaryResourcesAHAT kit listReferencesIndex
Title:The Asian Hornet HandbookFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:164 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.45 inShipping dimensions:164 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.45 inPublished:April 28, 2019Publisher:Sarah BunkerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1916087108

ISBN - 13:9781916087101

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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