Transhumance of Honey Bees due to Asian Hornet Invasion

  

The recent invasion of Asian Hornets to France presents a increasing risk to the livelihoods of beekeepers. The Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, is thought to have arrived in the country in a shipment of pottery from China in 2004. Since then, it has spread rapidly throughout France at an exponential rate of population growth. Unlike the the native European Hornet, which will attack and kill the odd honey bee in small numbers as a food source for their larvae, Asian hornets prey primarily on...
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