The invasive yellow-legged hornet (abbrev. as YLH, Vespa velutina nigrithorax) in rapidly spreading across Europe. This year the hornet was spotted in Flanders and a population persists in South Germany. The YLH predates flying insects of which honey bees are a large part of the diet. Hence, bee colonies can suffer extensive loss the adult population resulting in colony mortality. Accoridng to EU legislation the YLH is an invasive species that needs to be controlled.
In expectance of the due arrival of the species in the Nethlerands more knowledge is required to formulate adequate policy measures. This could include controll and contaimnetn strategies and/or communication to stakeholders.
The required knowledge can be subdevided under two pilars.
- consequences of the YLH for the beekeeping industry, wild polinators and the polination of crops and flowering plants.
- Control methods and monitoring strategies
|Effective start/end date||1/01/17 → 31/12/18|