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