Asian Hornet Trap Video

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:…

Find out how to identify Asian hornets using this helpful guide:…

If you think you have seen an Asian hornet, please notify the Great British Non-Native Species Secretariat by emailing as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can report sightings via their website:…

Beekeepers can find more information about the Asian hornet on the National Bee Unit’s website:….

Emulsified thymol premix

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.

John Whitaker