Thank you for taking part
Friends of the Earth's Great British Bee Count is over for another year. In 2018, 482,915 records were submitted by 23,755 of you, from the Shetland Islands to the Isles of Scilly. This will provide invaluable data about a fantastic range of wild bees.
Many thanks to our sponsor, bee-friendly mobile network Ecotalk, for their generous support.
How your sightings help bees
The Great British Bee Count is a great way to learn about bees - and help experts learn more too.
Thousands of your verified bee sightings will contribute to the national Pollinator Monitoring Scheme – the first comprehensive health check of Britain’s bees and other pollinators. Find out how.
Great British Bee Count 2018 in numbers
Rare bees sightings
We've already identified an incredible 50 bee species from the photos you submitted this year. Many of these were common species, but some of you were lucky enough to spot more unusual species. Find out which bees got us particularly excited.
Easy bee identification guide
Did you know that 270 species of bee have been recorded in Britain?
There are 26 species of bumblebee in Britain and just one honey bee - Apis mellifera.
Can you tell a Brown carder from a Shrill carder bee?
Gardening for bees
Whether you have a small planter by your front door, or a large garden, it's easy to create a haven for bees and other pollinators.
Like us, these insects need shelter, water and food. Discover how to help create a simple shelter such as a bee hotel for solitary bees. A simple drinking pond is easy to make too -read more in our guide to gardening for bees.
Insects feed on the pollen and nectar from flowering plants, so you can help by growing these through each season.
Ask your council to protect pollinators
Wouldn't it be fantastic if your neighbourhood was full of flourishing green spaces, for both you and pollinators to enjoy?
Councils can play an important role in protecting and restoring habitats for insects and wildlife. Find further resources about how your council can help bees and other pollinators.
Make a difference today by asking your council to take simple measures to protect pollinating insects.