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 - Maps are now back on species profile pages.

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

DATE CLASSES FOR MAPS:

 

 

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  • 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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Identification workshops and more

Visit our Diary page for an extensive list of aculeate identifcation workshops, residential courses and more.

HANDBOOK OF THE BEES OF THE BRITISH ISLES PUBLISHED

BWARS members George Else and Mike Edwards' monumental work on the British bee fauna was published on 6 October. The two volume work is available from various booksellers or directly from the publisher - the Ray Society

 

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