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
MAPS and species concepts - now available
For the foreseeable future it is not going to be possible for BWARS to display maps on its species account pages. However you can now download maps for all species as a zipped folder of files. Read more and download maps from HERE
The BWARS website contains pages for each British and Irish species of bee, wasp and ant. Most pages contain a detailed account, 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
Identification workshops and more
Visit our Diary page for an extensive list of aculeate identifcation workshops, residential courses and more.