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Bees and the Asian Hornet threat

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 17:11

and more identification tips here 

Last edited: 10 December 2017 17:13:05

Bees and the Asian Hornet threat

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 17:07

Asian hornet

Last edited: 10 December 2017 17:08:38

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 15:38

My mistake Wonky  ... I should be more precise with my terminology  

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 14:30

Wonky just sent me a pic of what she's been doing while the snow's kept her indoors

Anyone living in Suffolk had better get around there quickly ... She says she's eaten two already!!!

SOS Allotments appeal

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:37


Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:28
Obelixx says:

Fallen tree?  Jack-knifed lorry?  Shunt?  

See original post

 Could well be lorries in that area ... close to the main road to the ferry terminals to Europe ... plus car drivers un-used and ill-prepared for driving on snow.

Bees and the Asian Hornet threat

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:10
nutcutlet says:

my fear is that every largish, stripy flying thing will be labeled Asian Hornet and killed.

Several hoverflies, eg Volucella zonaria, have had the wrong ID and come to a sticky end. Education not panic spreading, is required

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I agree Nut ... European hornets are an important  part of our ecology ... it would be tragic if they were destroyed along with the Asian hornets. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 12:31

Hmmm  ... still nothing much more exciting than wet sleet here in mid Norfolk ... teenage niece in South Lincs is very excited and Wonky has lots of it ... the AA say travel in her area is very slow due to snow and accidents and her road to work tomorrow is blocked ... by what the AA map doesn't say ...


Posted: 10/12/2017 at 11:54
Mike Allen says:

   Hey Dove.  You said about getting back to normal.  Hey Lass no worries.  Truthfully I can laugh at myself.  NORMAL.  explain please.  Many thanks again and enjoy your gardens and, go easy on the fruitage of the vine a t xmas.  Much love to you all.  Mike.xx

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 Far be it from me to say what is normal for you Mike ... as long as you're content with it ... whatever it is 

Hope you have a lovely birthday and Many Happy Returns when the time comes. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 10:13

Looks like its arriving here as well ...

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