GENOA - A public awareness campaign by putting up posters in all the municipalities of the provinces of Liguria concerned by the possible presence of Vespa velutina,
a toll free number (800 445 445) and an email address (email@example.com) for reports from citizens.
They are part of the initiative of the Region of Liguria #stopvespavelutina promoted by the Regional Agriculture Stefano Mai that will start these days.
"We are constantly engaged in contrast to the Vespa velutina, localized especially in the province of Imperia, and against the risk of spreading across our land - says councilor Mai - according to experts, the Liguria could act as a corridor of spreading this insect in other regions.
Therefore they are very important reports from all citizens as well as the Ligurian beekeepers, on the possible presence on the territory of this dangerous insect that puts at risk our honey production. "
The velutina wasp or hornet Asia since 2012 is in fact causing losses of up to 50% of hives in some areas of western Liguria.
To address this threat, it has long been active in Western Liguria different teams consist of volunteers of beekeeping Apiliguria and also the Civil Protection, which in recent years have dammed so commendable phenomenon....