Bees are in trouble - can you help?

Join Friends of the Earth's Great British Bee Count from 17 May to 30 June 2018, and our free app will get you off to a flying start in identifying and recording different species.

By taking part in our big bee survey, you'll learn more about our precious pollinators and easy ways to help them. Plus, you’ll be helping us build a better understanding of the nation’s bee populations.

Your sightings will help experts learn more about different bee species across the UK.

What's New

Version 5.0

What’s new in Version 5
• Easier identification with more photos and information about each bee listed
• A bee-friendly plant guide
• Keep up to date with the progress of the Count with notifications and updates
• Share your individual bee sightings with your followers

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Easy to use but hard to identify a bee


I think I've seen hover flys rather than bees
Check the markings and eye colour

Move the Slider button 'none of these' to submit numbers

Parents beware of

Just downloaded to my iPad. I found it confusing at first and couldn't seem to submit my bee sighting. Kept getting error message until I worked out that the 'None of These' button is actually a slider that is movable to record the number of bees seen, of the one type, being submitted. After that there is an option to share a photo either taken on the spot, or saved earlier. Easy when you figure it out, but seems to have caused a lot of confusion to many due to lack of clear instructions. Great educational tool.

Great idea, not so great app


Visually, this app pretty basic. I'm also disappointed in the lack of ability to select the correct species - lumping all black and yellow bumblebees into one category makes it useless in assessing species distribution and most people can at least distinguish between two or three yellow bands. Given that the smaller bees are listed individually this choice seems strange. At least put in the option to take the ID down to species level, and say how confident you are in that. Butterfly Conservation and RSPB seem to manage to do this. Some photos and distribution maps to help people rule out rare species would be nice too. And the ability to enter date of sighting.


90.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Friends of the Earth Trust


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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