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BEEnevolent + USDA Yellow Legged Hornet Webinar

Join us for a comprehensive webinar on Yellow Legged Hornets with the USDA

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BEEnevolent + USDA  Yellow Legged Hornet Webinar
BEEnevolent + USDA  Yellow Legged Hornet Webinar

Time & Location

Aug 30, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Webinar

About the event

Join us for an informative webinar hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that delves into the world of the Yellow-Legged Hornet, scientifically known as Vespa velutina nigrithorax. This invasive hornet species has garnered significant attention due to its threat to honey bee populations and its impact on local ecosystems.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Understanding the Intruder: We will begin by providing an overview of the Yellow-Legged Hornet, exploring its physical characteristics, behaviors, and its invasive nature. Gain insights into why this species poses a unique challenge.
  • Threats to Bee Populations: Dive into the ecological and economic consequences of Yellow-Legged Hornet invasions. Learn about the risks it poses to honey bees, pollinators, and the delicate balance of our ecosystems.
  • Effective Management Strategies: Discover the latest in biological and physical control methods to mitigate Yellow-Legged Hornet populations. We'll explore specialized traps and baiting techniques that have proven successful in controlling this invasive species.
  • Protecting Our Bees: Explore the crucial role of honey bees and pollinators in our food systems and environment. Learn valuable strategies for beekeepers and communities to protect hives and pollinators from Yellow-Legged Hornet predation.
  • Q&A and Discussion: Engage with our experts in a live Q&A session. Share your experiences, ask questions, and gain insights into dealing with Yellow-Legged Hornet invasions.
  • Prevention and Future Steps: Find out how you can contribute to early detection, reporting, and surveillance of Yellow-Legged Hornet sightings. Take actionable steps to protect your local bee populations.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from USDA experts about the Yellow-Legged Hornet and what you can do to help protect our vital honey bee populations. Whether you're a beekeeper, environmental enthusiast, or simply curious about this invasive species, this webinar will provide valuable insights and practical solutions.

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