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Hymettus Ltd is the premier source of advice on the conservation of bees, wasps and ants within Great Britain and Ireland.
 
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Hymettus Ltd's  high standing is based on the excellent quality of research that it chooses to fund and the efficient dissemination of the conservation and ecological information that it gathers.

Hymettus holds a significant library of advisory papers and research reports. Over the coming months you will be able to access more of this material from this website.

Latest on the short-haired bumblebee

Nikki Gammans continues to enthuse all regarding the reintroduction of Bombus subterraneus to the UK. Read her blog  and visit the Project's Page


Queen Bombus subterraneus. Photo: Nikki Gammans
 

Gardening for bees

Louise Hislop has written a series of three information sheets providing guidance on making your's a bee friendly garden throughout the year. These supplement the Garden Buzz leaflet  published last year. 

Hylaeus pectoralis, a subject of ongoing research. Photo: Jeremy Early

Fenland Dolichopodid flies

A study of the rare fenland flies Dolichopus nigripes and D. laticola was begun last year and has continued for a second season in 2011. An interim report on this work is currently available to download.

BAP millipedes

Hymettus has been working with the British Myriapod and Isopod Group supported by Defra funds to study the distribution and ecology of two millipedes only found in Kent. Read more about this work here.

Work on the taxonomy of a pill millipede, Trachysphaera c.f. lobata is underway with colleagues in France and Germany using SEM and DNA techniques.

Information on Aculeates

A major public benefit provided by Hymettus is the dissemination of information resulting from our research. This is made available, through this website and through printed leaflets, in the form of useful guidance on aculeate conservation. See the Information Sheets page and the Reports page for further details.
 

Contact

All enquiries regarding the work of Hymettus Ltd should be directed to the co-ordinator, Paul Lee.

E-mail: paulatarachne@aol.com

Help raise funds to conserve bees wasps and ants

The work of Hymettus is supported by grants from Defra, Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage. We are also grateful for the donations, large and small, received from private individuals and from organisations that together enable us to continue our work.