The BWARS winter bumblebee project has now reached its conclusion. Please visit the project page for updated information and closing remarks on the project.
In recent years the phenomenon of winter-active colonies has increased in southern England, and with the predicted increase in average winter temperatures, how long before we see Christmas bumblebees in Scotland?
In North Lincolnshire I have yet to experience a bumblebee in the winter season, but despite it being a relatively cold winter compared to recent years, some have been reported in the county. So it seems probable that I’ll be adding dots to the map next winter if this trend continues..