Botanic Garden of Wales – “We use our DNA barcoding expertise and extensive horticultural resource to research the floral preferences of both honey bees and wild pollinators …”
We need more data on bees and other insects :-
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
An overview of survey opportunities.
Count bumblebees seen once a month on a 2km walk.
UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS).
Count the number of insects visiting a patch of flowers for 10 minutes.
Flower-Insect Timed Count (FIT Count).
Record seeing a single species.
Get help identifing a single species.
SEWBReC South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Enter records of species seen in South East Wales.
Wales Biodiversity Partnership
A Guardian newspaper article:-
“A pesticide which reduces bee populations and was to be used in England’s sugar beet fields this year will not be used after recent cold weather killed off virus-transmitting aphids…..”