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.
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.
Bumblebees of Kent published
The county of Kent has the highest diversity of bumblebee species in the
UK. This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to bumblebee ecology
and offers an inclusive introduction to their identification. It discusses
the importance of bumblebees, their decline and how we can help. It also
includes detailed descriptions of bumblebee ecology and anatomy, followed
by identification of each species present in Kent and their distributions.
The book costs £9 with all profits going to Kent Field Club and The
short-haired bumblebee 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
All enquiries regarding the
work of Hymettus Ltd should be directed to the co-ordinator, Paul Lee.
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