Nurturing nature's bumblebee nest box. This is the Rolls Royce of nest boxes. It comes complete with all you will need, most importantly the nesting material. I have yet to see a better designed nest box.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust. A new, UK based organisation with membership open to all
Discover Life Good for identifying American bumblebees.
firstname.lastname@example.org This is THE site to post a question on bumblebees. To join send an email to them and in the in the body of the message type: Subscribe Bombus-L Anonymous
http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/insects/album/025070002ap.html A US site in Minnesota.
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/bombus/ The Natural History Museum site. Lists bumblebees of the world by type and region, also has links to other sites and articles relating to the decline of bumblebees worldwide. A very valuable site.
Evergreen Bombus biology. An excellent site with good general information on bumblebees with some really good photographs, field guide and drawings of species found in the Washington area, I think this is Washington State not DC.
http://www.bumblebee.org/thesis/introduction.htm This is my thesis on the foraging preferences of bumblebees.
http://www.koppert.nl/e003.shtml A commercial supplier of bumblebees nests complete with queen and workers.
http://www.koppertonline.com/home.asp The US site of above.
http://www.biopol.nl/UK/BumblebeeBox.htm Another Dutch company supplying bumblebee nests.
http://www.biobees.co.nz A New Zealand company supplying bumblebee nests commercially.
http://www.hymenoptera.de/nuke/html/index.php?newlang=eng This is an excellent German site, but with a large amount translated into English. You can find good plans for bumblebee boxes, advice on recognising nest-searching queens, and much more. The site is really not just about bumblebees, but all the Hymenoptera, and well worth a visit.Coffee can cottages. How to make a nest for bumblebees and other insects.
The Royal Entomological Society. Founded in 1833 as the Entomological Society of London, the Royal Entomological Society plays a major national and international role in disseminating information about insects and improving communication between entomologists.The Cameron lab. at the University of Illinois. Lots of information and fantastic photographs of various types of bee.
The Amateur Entomologists' Society is the UK's leading organisation for people interested in insects. Our members include novices and professional scientists alike - from the very young to those with a lifelong interest in insects.UKSafari - A site for anyone interested in the wildlife and countryside of Britain. Features photos, facts and a free newsletter. Go there now.
Solitary Bees and Things This is an excellent site containing really good photographs of solitary bees. Click the small photographs to bring up a larger image.
Bees of Ireland. This is a very informative, and easy to use site with photographs and distribution maps covering the whole of Ireland.
http://www.hymenoptera.com An excellent site in English and German containing a large amount of useful information about bees, wasps and hornets.
http://www.bwars.com/ Bees, wasps and ants recording society, UK.
http://www.LoganBeeLab.usu.edu/ The Bee Biology and systematics lab in Utah.
http://beekeeping.org.uk/NL A UK beekeeping site full of useful information about bees, especially honeybees, and with many links to other sites.
http://www.beehoo.com A beekeeping resource site.
http://www.ibra.org.uk International Bee Research Association at Cardiff University. More about honey bees but some general info. and a book ordering section.
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/List/ Iowa State University Entomology Department. A good site to start a search in on almost any subject connected to entomology.
http://www.knoxcellars.com/ Knox Cellars. This is a commercial site mainly about mason bees, but also has some bumblebee items. It is a US site where you can purchase all sorts of wonderful things for the garden to help bees, and therefore the garden. It is very informative with a positive attitude and is directed at the ordinary person so the content is clear and easily understood.
http://www.nhb.org National Honey Board of the US.
http://www.earthlife.net/insects/ An award winning site full of information about terrestrial invertebrates.
http://naturenet.net/index.html A UK site of general natural history interest.
Adkins Bee Removal - A company in the US specializing in live structural honeybee and Africanized honeybee removal
Platform 22. This is the studio and coffee shop of a pair of local artists, Emma and David Patullo. Recently Emma has been producing some ceramics decorated with bumblebees and some other insects. They are fantastic.
http://www.wildforms.co.uk Wildforms sells a variety of products, designed to promote garden wildlife. Bird feeders, bird tables, nest boxes, insect houses & attractants, hedgehog boxes, bat boxes, frog homes, field guides and lots more...
Bees in art - the world's first gallery devoted to bees.
TES teaching resources - a site with a huge number of resources, on just about every subject.