A second Asian hornet nest has been destroyed in Christchurch.
This demonstrates how important it is never to assume that once a nest is destroyed in an area that the problem has been dealt with.
It is essential to maintain observation and reporting in the next few months, particularly as the leaves fall and could expose further nests in trees. Look up when out for a walk and encourage others to do the same.
Most of the verified sightings this year have been reported by non-beekeepers, so keep spreading the word.