Call in the swat team! Turkish bee smuggling itself into the family of the family to the UK must be destroyed before it can destroy our native species
- Family accidentally brings bees back into their luggage found in Turkey and Iran
- The Toy family from Bristol found petal cocoon and the bee that flew outside at home
- The family had returned a week ago from a summer vacation in Dalman, Turkey
- Officials plan to capture and kill it after experts warn that it is putting British bees at risk
Turkish who has been brought home by accident by a British family must be destroyed because it may endanger British species.
The insect depicted is building heavily in the cocoons in the Toy family conservatory since they returned from a summer holiday in Dalaman last week.
The family says that the exotic at each morning waits at the back door of their Bristol home and, once it is let in, starts making intricate nests out of petals.
The insect shown is busy building cocoons in the Toy family conservatory since they returned from a summer holiday in Dalaman last week
However, the Ministry for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed yesterday that it intends to capture and kill the creature after experts warned that it could endanger native British species by spreading deadly viruses or local rivals. defeat.
A Defra spokesperson said, "We are making arrangements to collect the bee for formal identification and destruction."
Ashley Toy, 49, and his daughter Amelia, 19, contacted the British Beekeepers Association after discovering the bee, later identified as Osmia avosetta – a solitary species found only in Turkey and Iran.
The Ministry of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed yesterday that it is planning to capture and kill the animal after experts warned that it could endanger native British species by spreading deadly viruses or defeating local rivals. . The city of Bristol is pictured above (file photo)
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