Bréguières Business Park is hosting a program against the Asian hornet

By 27 July 2017 April 27th, 2020 Blog-en

During 5 weeks, the hives on the Bréguières Business Park in the city of Les Arcs sur Argens will participate to an experimental control program against the Asian hornet realized by the Scientific and Technical institute of Beekeeping and Pollination with the support of the National Museum of Natural History.

Introduced 10 years ago in the south-west of France, this invasive species colonized almost all the French territory. Asian hornet populations are increasing tremendously and attacking regularly hives, leading to a decrease of the domestic bee’s population.

In order to put in place a global control program, this research project aims to define an efficient destruction program against the nests of Asian hornets, especially using insecticide bait, while minimizing environmental impact.