We are looking for volunteers to record bumblebees across Scotland by setting up and walking BeeWalk transects for The Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Bee Walk Survey Scheme Great Yellow Bumblebee Bombus distinguendus © Pieter Haringsma

Project topic: Habitats and species

You can help us find our bumblebees! Bumblebees are declining across the country, and to better understand why and to target our conservation efforts, we need lots of data on where we can find them and how many there are.

BeeWalk is a national recording scheme run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to monitor the abundance of bumblebees on transects across the country. These transects would be impossible without volunteers, who identify and count the bumblebees they see on a monthly walk along a set route from March to October.

Anyone can become a BeeWalker – all you need is some basic identification knowledge and a spare few hours or so every month to walk a fixed route of about a mile (you choose where it goes), and submit your sightings.

The information collected by BeeWalk volunteers is integral to monitoring how bumblebee populations change through time, and will allow us to detect early warning signs of population declines, aswell as contributing to important long-term monitoring of bumblebee population changes in response to changes in land-use and climate change.

Would you like to help us to record bumblebees?

Sign up for BeeWalk at: http://www.beewalk.org.uk

This page was last updated on 29 Mar 2022

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Bee Walk Survey Scheme