Introduction to the course

There is no certificate available for completing this course

Bumblebee Monitoring volunteer, Liz Gabbett, has collaborated with the National Biodiversity Database Centre ecologists to create an online resource for all citizen scientists who want to learn (or revise) how to recognize the six most common bumblebee species found in Ireland.

Currently, there are 21 bumblebee species found in Ireland, but if you first learn how to record the six common species, you will be able to recognize the less common species when you find them. When you find a bumblebee species you cannot identify there are more resources on the pollinators website or you can contact the Biodiversity Data Centre ecologists for assistance.

Limerick City and County Council and the European Green Leaf Award has sponsored the finalization costs of the course so it can be made freely available.