Welcome to the Buzz Club
Working together to learn more about bees, we are a group of researchers and volunteers, adults and children, all getting the buzz about pollinators – because science starts at home!
There are ~250 species of bee in the UK, and many other types of pollinators. Why are some bee species disappearing, and how quickly? How many bees are there, and where are they found? What about the bees in our gardens – how are they doing? What can we best do to help bees? How can we turn our gardens into havens for bees, hoverflies, and other wildlife?
The Buzz Club aims to answer these questions by bringing together the enthusiasm and curiosity of the UK public, with the latest large-scale “citizen science” projects from the University of Sussex. We run fun nationwide surveys and experiments, suitable for children, schools, adults and the whole family. The data collected by volunteers is analysed by Sussex scientists, helping us give better advice on how to garden for bees, as well contributing to cutting-edge conservation planning – see our publications list, for where Buzz Club data has fed into the latest research from our team.
We invite you to join the club, help answer important ecological questions, and learn more about the insects living in your gardens. Membership involves a small annual or monthly fee, to cover our costs and any equipment needed. For this we send everything you need to take part in whichever of our nationwide surveys you would like to join, plus new experiments each year. 100% of this money goes to running these vital projects.
Thank you to Ross Napier for designing our new logo! www.rossnapier.co.uk