Help us in the monitoring activities: only with the contribution of everybody we can defeat Vespa velutina.
We want to create a monitoring network to quickly respond in the event of new outbreaks or expansion of the species to new areas.
Vespa velutina can be easily monitored with:
- traps to catch hornets The traps allow to capture Vespa velutina’s adults, they are easy to build and can be installed anywhere; the traps must be supplied with attractive baits in order to catch the hornets.
- observations in the apiary. Apiaries are a very attractive source of food for Vespa velutina, so the hornets are easily observable in front of the hives when they prey on honeybees, especially from June to late autumn.