Vespa Velutina has become an invasive species in France where it is believed to have arrived in boxes of pottery from China in 2004. Humans have been attacked after disturbing hornets; although the species is not aggressive it “charges in a group as soon as it feels its nest is threatened”. People have been hospitalised in France after suffering anaphylactic shock as a result of multiple stings. Because of hornets’ larger size, their sting is more serious than that of a bee.
We are the Local Organizing Committee of Apimondia Congress 2015 Daejeon, Korea and we are writing this email to ask for your help spreading the word, giving more people opportunities to learn about the 44th APIMONDIA International Apicultural Congress 2015.
On the initiative of Beekeeping Association of Slovenia (BAS) the Republic of Slovenia is going to propose to the United Nations (UN) that May 20th is declared WORLD BEE DAY.
There is also a good British magazine called Beecraft. The address for this mag. is Bee Craft Ltd., 107 Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough PE4 6QF, England. You can get a digital edition of this mag for £16 per annum or hard copy with free online edition for £51.