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Reference Websites

These websites can help identify Bees wasps and other things, quickly identify that thing with wings you have just seen buzzing around the garden!


Identify the Bumblebees in your garden


BWARSA superb resource of all things that bite and sting…


Is it an Asian hornet?!

Asian Hornet Identification (Vespa velutina)

Identify the common hornet

Common Hornet Identification (Vespa crabro)

gardensafIdentify Mining Bees of all types and other creepy crawlies munching their way through the garden…..



Not as interesting as bees, but still very pretty, identify British butterflies.

British Butterflies

Like butterflies but mostly fly in the dark, identify British moths.
British moths

Identify those suspicious bugs hanging around the hive, the British Bugs website.

Here is probably the best photographic resource for identifying any insect in your garden, hedgerows and fields. Steven Falk has compiled 1000’s of high quality images subdivided and categorised, some Wonderful images of wild bees, definitely worth a look!

Steven Falks Images of insects

Identify the slugs that live around your hive and do unspeakable things to your vegetables, Slugwatch.

Spiders hanging about? Find out what it is at the British Arachnological Society (BAS)

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