A LIFE STOPVESPA YouTube channel is now available, in which you can see the documentary “LIFE for the bees”. This movie describes the field activities carried out by the project to tackle the spread of the Asian yellow-legged hornet Vespa velutina.
The documentary, directed by Luigi Cammarota, allows to improve the knowledge related to the biology and the spread modalities of Vespa velutina, beside to highlight the importance of the involvement of citizens and beekeepers for an integrated management of this invasive alien species. Tales and experiences of the people that have been involved in field activities are used to describe the evolution in Liguria as well as the developed cooperation network, which is the pivotal point for the control strategy (Early Warning and Rapid Response System).
In addition to the Italian and English versions of the documentary, two short videoclips are available. These short videos describe two important aspects of the LIFE STOPVESPA Project: the monitoring activity and the use the entomologic harmonic radar for the detection of Vespa velutina nests.
Click here to go to the LIFE STOPVESPA YouTube channel. .