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
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
The third release of queen bees imported from
Sweden took place at Dungeness on 19th May 2014.
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
Our growing team of volunteers are of enormous value in the contributions
that they are making to the project.
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
leaflet published last year.
Hylaeus pectoralis, a subject of ongoing research.
Photo: Jeremy Early
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.
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.
All enquiries regarding the
work of Hymettus Ltd should be directed to the co-ordinator, Paul Lee.
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