Members are invited to the BWARS AGM to be held virtually on Sunday 24th October 2021.  Business of the Society will be followed by a variety of presentations, with an opportunity to ask questions where possible.  A full programme will follow in due course.

Members wishing to attend should email the Secretary Clare Boyes (address to be found on Contacts page of BWARS website and in Newsletter)

The Committee gives notice of proposed changes to the BWARS Constitution to be put to Members at the AGM, highlighted in bold in the document to be found here.  Any comments by email or letter must reach the Chair, Louise Hislop, by 1st Sept 2021 to be considered.

The Committee look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and are just sorry not to be able to meet you in person this year.  

Louise Hislop (Chair)


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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