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Stamford and Bourne Beekeepers Association urges people to look out for vicious Asian hornets

Beekeepers are urging people to be on the lookout for vicious Asian hornets which can grow to three times the size of a common wasp.

As well as giving people a painful sting, the dastardly bugs also target honey bee hives and have been known to kill entire colonies.

Richard Stapling, of the Stamford and Bourne Beekeepers Association, said the hornets had not yet been spotted in the area but residents should be on their guard.

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