Final call for records for upcoming British Bees Book

The long awaited British Bees from George Else is finally close to completion. If there are any more records which can be sent to me (Mike Edwards, before the end of January. I will include this in the final maps, subject to the usual validation/verification checks. This volume (to be published by the Ray Society) will stand as the final Atlas for the bee part of our BWARS Atlas series.

I will be very pleased to have data for the 'non-bees’ as well.

BWARS - welcome to our website

BWARS is the national society dedicated to studying and recording bees, wasps & ants (aculeate Hymenoptera) in Britain & Ireland. Read more

The BWARS website has been subject to an important software upgrade. This has changed presentation in places and may have caused a few problems. Do please contact the Website Managers if you spot anything that may need attention. The Species Gallery is currently unavailable whilst work is undertaken to fix some problems caused by the upgrade.

Maps, photos, life histories and more...

The BWARS website contains pages for each British and Irish species of bee, wasp and ant. Most pages contain a detailed account, distribution map, photos, life history and conservation status. Features such as videos and identification advice are being added over time.

You can find species accounts in three ways

  • Browse through the Species
  • Select a species from the A-Z of species
  • Type a species name into the search box at the top right of any page or the search box at the top left of the A-Z of species

More ways to explore the site...

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Identification workshops and more

Visit our Diary page for an extensive list of aculeate identifcation workshops, residential courses and more.

Winter Bumblebees Project - Submit your records

BWARS is continuing its long term project to record incidences of winter active bumblebees. Read more HERE


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