BWARS forum - first, please read this

This forum is a place to discuss matters related to BWARS and general matters related to aculeates.


It is not intended as a forum for identification queries. We may add this feature in due course, but meanwhile, if you need help identifying bees, wasps and ants, please use either iRecord or UK Bees, Wasps and Ants Facebook page, for recording your find.



Wild Bees of Scotland.

This guide uses a combination of size, colour pattern and biological information to provide an identification key of 14 fairly distinctive species of solitary bees known
from Scotland. The key applies to female bees only: their male counterparts are often much harder to identify and are not discussed.  Most of the bees in the key should also be identifiable from good close-up photographs as long as their critical features are visible.


Bees, Wasps & Ants of Kent - 2nd edition

The second edition of the Bees, Wasp and Ants of Kent by Geoff Allen has been published by the Kent Field Club. Priced at £16 including postage and packing (£12 at Field Club events), it has 198 pages in full colour in A4 format, with notes on all species recorded in the county updated from the first edition (2009) plus distribution maps and photographs. Copies may be ordered at

Aculeates of Lancs - Pre-Publication Offer Closes 17th Jan 2021

BWARS members can purchase a copy of the Atlas of aculeate Hymenoptera of Lancashire for the pre-publication offer of £10.00 (inc. P & P), please make enquires direct to Dave Bickerton by 17th Jan with your name and address. You’ll be given a reference number and details of how to pay.

The Bees, Wasps and Ants of Lancashire


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