BWARS AGM to go online, Sept 18th 2022

Having taken into account the latest wave and reports of Coronavirus cases, the two new variants, and the possible long term damage to lungs of repeated exposure, it is with regret that we have decided that it would not be responsible to hold a face-to-face event. As an alternative, we will hold an online AGM and Members' Event on Sunday 18th Sept 2022, once again generously hosted by the Tanyptera Trust. As last year, this will be composed of pre-recorded presentations followed by Q&A sessions where possible. Programme to follow.

Presentations from BWARS AGM 2021 now available to view

From Field to Point (mounting ants) - Matt Hamer

Phenology, voltinism and dietary choice in Andrena: global perspectives - Thomas Wood

Genome sequencing UK aculeates - Liam Crowley

Aculeates in Wales - Liam Olds


MAPS and species concepts.

The majority of species now have distribution maps on their profile pages.




  • Black dots are 1990 to present;
  • grey dots 1960 to 1989;
  • open dots pre 1960.


For further infomation about maps and species concepts go HERE

The BWARS website contains pages for each British and Irish species of bee, wasp and ant. Most pages contain a detailed account, photos, distribution map, 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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Recording during the coronavirus crisis

During the Coronavirus crisis, members are encouraged to keep more detailed records in their own gardens or local area, perhaps recording everything they see, or targeting one species and recording every observation, not just the first of even common and under-recorded taxa.  This would provide a data pattern we don't currently have.

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