Bumblebee Links



Nurturing nature's bumblebee nest box. This is the Rolls Royce of nest boxes. It comes complete with all you will need, most importantly the nesting material. I have yet to see a better designed nest box.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust. A new, UK based organisation with membership open to all

listserv@listserv.umd.edu This is THE site to post a question on bumblebees. To join send an email to them and in the in the body of the message type: Subscribe Bombus-L Anonymous

http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/insects/album/025070002ap.html A US site in Minnesota.

https://www.bumblebee.org/thesis/introduction.htm This is my thesis on the foraging preferences of bumblebees.

http://www.koppert.nl/e003.shtml A commercial supplier of bumblebees nests complete with queen and workers.

http://www.koppertonline.com/home.asp The US site of above.

http://www.biobees.co.nz A New Zealand company supplying bumblebee nests commercially.

http://www.hymenoptera.de/nuke/html/index.php?newlang=eng This is an excellent German site, but with a large amount translated into English. You can find good plans for bumblebee boxes, advice on recognising nest-searching queens, and much more. The site is really not just about bumblebees, but all the Hymenoptera, and well worth a visit.

Coffee can cottages. How to make a nest for bumblebees and other insects.


The Royal Entomological Society. Founded in 1833 as the Entomological Society of London, the Royal Entomological Society plays a major national and international role in disseminating information about insects and improving communication between entomologists.

The Cameron lab. at the University of Illinois. Lots of information and fantastic photographs of various types of bee.

The Amateur Entomologists' Society is the UK's leading organisation for people interested in insects. Our members include novices and professional scientists alike - from the very young to those with a lifelong interest in insects.

UKSafari - A site for anyone interested in the wildlife and countryside of Britain. Features photos, facts and a free newsletter. Go there now.

http://www.bwars.com/ Bees, wasps and ants recording society, UK.

http://www.LoganBeeLab.usu.edu/ The Bee Biology and systematics lab in Utah.

http://www.beehoo.com A beekeeping resource site.

http://www.ibra.org.uk International Bee Research Association at Cardiff University. More about honey bees but some general info. and a book ordering section.

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/List/ Iowa State University Entomology Department. A good site to start a search in on almost any subject connected to entomology.

http://www.knoxcellars.com/ Knox Cellars. This is a commercial site mainly about mason bees, but also has some bumblebee items. It is a US site where you can purchase all sorts of wonderful things for the garden to help bees, and therefore the garden. It is very informative with a positive attitude and is directed at the ordinary person so the content is clear and easily understood.

http://www.nhb.org National Honey Board of the US.

http://www.earthlife.net/insects/ An award winning site full of information about terrestrial invertebrates.

http://naturenet.net/index.html A UK site of general natural history interest.

Adkins Bee Removal - A company in the US specializing in live structural honeybee and Africanized honeybee removal


Bees in art - the world's first gallery devoted to bees.

TES teaching resources - a site with a huge number of resources, on just about every subject.

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