Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) and Yellow-legged Hornet (Vespa velutina), Potential Pests of Honey Bees
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.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
regulators, beekeepers, general public, agricultural educators
Powell B. Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) and Yellow-Legged Hornet (Vespa velutina), Potential Pests of Honey Bees. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2020 Nov. LGP 1098. http://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/asian-giant-hornet-vespa-mandarinia-and-yellow-legged-hornet-vespa-velutina-potential-pests-of-honey-bees/.
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