Agricultural Education


Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) and Yellow-legged Hornet (Vespa velutina), Potential Pests of Honey Bees

Publication Date

Fall 11-19-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1098


Exotic hornets present a significant threat to apiculture. Recent introductions of the yellow-legged hornet to Europe and the asian giant hornet to North America have made it critical that regulators, beekeepers and the general public be able to detect and identify these exotic hornets and to understand their biology to minimize the potential impacts to apiculture in South Carolina were they to be introduced.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

regulators, beekeepers, general public, agricultural educators

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