Winter-active bumblebee recording 2013-2014
BWARS is continuing its annual monitoring of winter-active bumblebees this year. The project will run from 1 November 2013 to 1 March 2014. This relatively novel behaviour has been observed regularly over the last few years, but activity was curtailed by inclement weather in both 2011 and 2012.
Data can be recorded online here. We are interested in any observations from anywhere in the UK. The majority of data has come from the towns and cities of the Midlands and the south of England. Is this still an urban phenomenon? Is it still confined to the south?
Photo: Holly Gramazio.
A pollen laden worker B. terrestris at potted Cyclamen at Clapham market in December.