Project ID651
DescriptionBee watch, a walking group which identifies bees - we walk, at monthly intervals, a set route of between 1 and 2 km and record the variety and quantity of any bumblebees that we see. Taking note of the caste ie male, female or worker and the vegetation. 5 routes have been surveyed with 4 being recorded on the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website. The other site is at a local garden centre which provides an easily accessible area where less mobile members of the group can take part.
TopicNatural world
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3AMeopham U3A
Organization/partnerBumblebee Conservation Trust
Year started2017
Source of referenceReported at National Conference 2017
OutputNone known
  • This is our first season and it has been a steep learning curve.  As our identification skills improve our results will become more detailed.  We will reconvene in early spring 2018 to plan our way forward.