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Organisations …..

Bees for Development –

Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society –

Buglife –

Bumblebee Conservation Trust –

Butterfly Conservation –

Friends of the Earth –

Gwent Wildlife Trust –

Monmouthshire County Council –

Monmouthshire Meadows –

Natural Resources Wales –

Pesticide Action Network –
South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre –

Welsh Assembly Government Action Plan for Pollinators

Resources …..

“The Pollinator Garden – facts about plants, pollinating insects and gardening” –   See the “What you can do” section for Planting for pollinators, Basic information on wildlife friendly gardening and Making a bee “hotel”.

Royal Horticultural Society, Plants for pollinators –
Royal Horticultural Society, Encouraging bees in gardens – – all about bees – pollinator glossary

Welsh Organic Wild Flowers – supplier of Monmouthshire grown plug plants.

Surveying :-

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
An overview ofsurvey 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

Seven Falk’s online identification guide for bees –

Species Identification, Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society –

Assisting local conservation projects by identifying and mapping the bees of Monmouthshire –

A future without neonicotinoid pesticides.  A farmers experience –

Blog Site on Natural Beekeeping in Abergavenny –

Friends of the Earth, Bee Cause News –

Wildlife Gardening Forum
Bee Friendly Wyesham-