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Sussex Bees & Wasps Recording Group 2023 Programme

Sussex Bees & Wasps Recording Group 2023 will be meeting during 2023. Dates are:

22nd April Warnham Nature Reserve, Horsham

20th May Fore Wood and Guestling Wood, near Hastings (target species is Osmia pilicornis)

1st July Cradle Hill, near Alfriston

15th July Climping Dunes, near Littlehampton

2nd September Sompting, near Worthing

People should contact James Power by email beforehand if they would like to join any of these meetings:

Updated key to Vespine social wasps available

Updated version December 2022. The Vespine key on  the BWARS website has been extensively revised for many of the male characters, most notably the males of V. rufa, V. germanica and V. vulgaris. The markings on these species are very variable and the only reliable way of separating them is by looking at the genitalia of dead specimens, in particular the shape of the central 'tongue' or adeagus.

There have been small alterations elsewhere in the text.

entoLIVE is hosting a number of free live webinars in 2023

entoLIVE is hosting a number of free live webinars in 2023, including 6 particularly relevant to BWARS members

Details have been added to the Diary of Events page

For further webinars on a diverse range of invertebrate topics register here

Site Is Back On a Temporary Domain

Sorry that the site has been down for the last few days. We have had a problem with the domain and this is unlikely to be fully resolved for several more days. In the meantime the site is available via the alternate temporary domain It is possible that some links might not work but access to species profile pages seem to be working. Mike Fox 2022-09-07

BWARS 2022 AGM and Members Event Programme

BWARS AGM and Members’ Day

Sunday 18th September 2022 9:00 – 15:30

Meeting to be held via Zoom hosted by Tanyptera Trust


The event is free to members, but you are asked to register in advance by email to the Membership Secretary, Clare Boyes (address on BWARS website Contacts page, or in BWARS Newsletter) by Weds 14th Sept. An email with link will be sent to attendees a few days prior to the event.


AGM Agenda

9:00 – 10:45

  1. Welcome


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