Thank you so much again for registering your interest in BeeWalk.
Here are the five documents you will need to get started.
BeeWalk Guidelines A contains everything you need to know to start surveying bumblebees including lots of tips to improve identification skills.
BeeWalk Guidelines B contains everything you need to know to set-up a transect. To officially register your transect with BeeWalk do fill in the Site Description form (F1) and return it to me along with a copy of the route on an OS map as instructed in Guidelines B.
Then there are three sets of recording forms. These are just different versions of the same forms and they are described in the Guidelines.
Field Recording Forms (pdf)
Example forms (pdf)
“Bumblebees are lovely little creatures - their bright stripes and gentle buzz bring colour and sound to our summer gardens. They are also very important because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren't going well and some species are threatened with extinction.
I'm really concerned by these declines and I'm pleased to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust."