First Asian Hornet queen of 2020 captured in Guernsey

Asian hornet hunters have captured the first queen of 2020 in Guernsey.

It was seen and captured on the window of a property in Damouettes Lane in St Peter Port.

The team says hornets can often be attracted into kitchens during the early spring, which is when queens begin making their nests.

The invasive species poses a threat to pollinating insects in the islands and each hornet can eat up to 50 bees in a day at the height of summer.

Islanders are advised to check their sheds and outbuildings for possible nests and report any sightings to the Asian Hornet Team at, preferably with a location and photograph.