This video shows you how to make a monitoring trap for Asian hornets and is designed to complement the NBU’s step-by-step fact sheet: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/downlo…
Find out how to identify Asian hornets using this helpful guide: https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/nonn…
If you think you have seen an Asian hornet, please notify the Great British Non-Native Species Secretariat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can report sightings via their website: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/home/…
Beekeepers can find more information about the Asian hornet on the National Bee Unit’s website: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index….
Place 30g Thymol crystals in a honey jar, add 5ml of isopropyl alcohol to the crystals, place jar into a water bath of boiling water to speed up the dissolving process.
In another jar, pour in 140 ml of boiling water and add 1 teaspoon of lecithin granules, stir well, and place this jar into a water bath of boiling water, stirring often for about ten minutes or so until most of the lecithin granules have dissolved, you can then strain this mixture through a tea strainer or similar to remove any granules that have not dissolved fully.
Simply add the dissolved thymol to this mix and shake well. It will look just like a jar of milk.
To use add 5ml to each gallon of syrup and stir well. The syrup will go milky.
If the mixture forms any crystals at a later date, tip into an old pan and reheat (outdoors) or place the jar into a hot water bath reheat.
This mixture will keep indefinitely.