Submit a sighting of Bombus hypnorum (tree bee)

Reporting your sightings of Bombus hypnorum

BWARS is continuing its long-term mapping project in 2017, in which we are plotting and monitoring the spread of Bombus hypnorum in Britain.

If you have any records of this spectacular, and distinctively marked bumblebee, please submit the full details via this online recording platform. There is a facility for uploading photographs to support records if you have them. Please use the boxes below to provide information on numbers, sexes, flower visitation, behaviour and nest sites, and include any additional information in the "Comment" section.

Photo: Steven Marsh
You are about to submit a sighting of a tree bee, Bombus hypnorum. First, tell us who identified it and provide photos of the record if you have any. This information will help us confirm the record.
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If flower visiting, please name the plant species

If yes, where is the nest site?

Please provide the spatial reference of the record. You can enter the reference directly in the Grid Ref box, or search for a place to zoom the map then click on the map to set it. The more the map is zoomed in, the more precise the grid square will be. To view a satellite photograph click the + sign at top right of the map
Please tell us when you saw the record and provide any additional information.

Include any additional information you think is relevant to the record.