Hornets - granting of species protection exemptions for nest relocation, nest removal

Service Description

Hornets are useful and peaceful insects. A large hornet colony can feed up to 500 grams of insects to its brood in one day. There is also no increased risk of being stung by a hornet.

The native hornet (Vespa crabro) is one of the legally protected species because of its acute population threat. Hornets often nest in cavities of residential buildings that are difficult to access. This can lead to nuisance to the residents. Since hornets are protected species, they must not be killed and their nests must not be destroyed. Therefore, hornet colonies are only relocated (or if this is not possible, removed) if there is a concrete danger to the residents.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Untere Naturschutzbehörde

Schloßgasse 17
07607 Eisenberg

Postal address
Post office box 1310
07602 Eisenberg
036691 115
036691 70-716
Opening times

Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00 (by appointment only)
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

Please note
Appointments can also be made outside the above office hours if required.

Transport connection
Parking spaces
Parking Place
Number: 2
Fees: no

Handicapped Parking Place
Number: 2
Fees: no

Building access