martes, 8 de marzo de 2016

How to make one homemade capture trap



jueves, 3 de marzo de 2016

Asian Predatory Wasp (Vespa velutina)

The vespa velutina, usually known as Asian predatory wasp, was detected near our zone in Gipuzkoa in 2010. But Iparralde’s beekeepers were suffering them, few months before.

Year after year, they keep expanding and they have already colonized the north of Spain. There are now at Galizia, Cantabria, Basque Country, Aragon, Catalonia… The experts doesn´t reject that in a near future the wasp will colonize the entire peninsula although this specie adapts better to a mild and wet weather, as in the north of Spain.

Since then, authorities, beekeepers and other organizations are fighting against this wasp, as it is an aggressive predator for the native honey bees.

The Asian predatory wasp comes from Asia and came into Europe in 2004. Apparently, they came on a container full off pottery or wood imported from China through Bordeaux harbor. The concern has been increasing since then.