Links

We are on Facebook :-  https://www.facebook.com/beefriendlymon/


Organisations …..

Bees for Development – www.beesfordevelopment.org

Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society – www.bwars.com

Buglife – www.buglife.org.uk

Bumblebee Conservation Trust – www.bumblebeeconservation.org

Butterfly Conservation – www.butterfly-conservation.org

Friends of the Earth – www.foe.co.uk

Gwent Wildlife Trust – www.gwentwildlife.org

Monmouthshire County Council – www.monmouthshire.gov.uk

Monmouthshire Meadows – www.monmouthshiremeadows.org.uk

Natural Resources Wales – www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre – www.sewbrec.org.uk

Welsh Assembly Government Action Plan for Pollinators  www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Wales-Action-Plan-for-Pollinators


Resources …..

“The Pollinator Garden – facts about plants, pollinating insects and gardening” –
www.foxleas.com   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 –

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Search?query=plants%20for%20pollinators
Royal Horticultural Society, Encouraging bees in gardens –
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=648

https://www.wirefence.co.uk/melittology-resources/ – all about bees
https://www.buyrope.co.uk/pollinator-glossary/ – pollinator glossary

Welsh Organic Wild Flowers – supplier of Monmouthshire grown plug plants.
https://www.welshorganicwildflowers.com/


Surveying :-

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/surveys/
An overview ofsurvey opportunities.

BeeWalk
https://www.beewalk.org.uk/
Count bumblebees seen once a month on a 2km walk.

UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS).
https://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/projects/pollinator-monitoring
Count the number of insects visiting a patch of flowers for 10 minutes.
Flower-Insect Timed Count (FIT Count).

iRecord
https://www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/enter-casual-record
Record seeing a single species.

iSpot
https://www.ispotnature.org/
Get help identifing a single species.

SEWBReC South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
http://www.sewbrec.org.uk/
Enter records of species seen in South East Wales.

Wales Biodiversity Partnership
https://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Monitoring


Seven Falk’s online identification guide for bees –
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/collections/72157631518508520/

Species Identification, Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society –
http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=species_gallery

Assisting local conservation projects by identifying and mapping the bees of Monmouthshire – http://monnowwildbees.org.uk/

A future without neonicotinoid pesticides.  A farmers experience –
http://www.peterlundgren.co.uk/2014/01/27/is-there-a-future-without-neonicotinoids/

Blog Site on Natural Beekeeping in Abergavenny –
http://beecaring22.blogspot.co.uk/

Friends of the Earth, Bee Cause News –
http://www.foe.co.uk/what_we_do/bee_cause_news_35048

Wildlife Gardening Forum  http://www.wlgf.org
Bee Friendly Wyesham- https://www.facebook.com/groups/871817149664848/about/