On Wednesday 03 July the Government reported the first siting, this year, of an Asian hornet.  It was seen in New Milton, Hampshire. The National Bee Unit confirmed a sighting of an individual, female Asian hornet after it was reported by a member of the public. Based upon visual examination, the hornet is likely to be a queen.  This is the first confirmed sighting since October 2018.

Use the link below to see their full report.