Dataset Details - Bees of Ireland
Data on the distribution of bees from both published and unpublished sources have been compiled into a national database on Ireland's bees.
This database was initially compiled as part of a Trinity College Dublin/Queen's University Belfast HEA funded research project on the conservation of Irish bees (2003-2006; Úna Fitzpatrick & Tomás Murray). It was used for conservation purposes, including the development of a Red List. It is now deposited with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and is managed by Úna Fitzpatrick.
Various: field observations, transect walks, pan trapping, malaise trapping.
Island of Ireland
All data has been validated by an expert. The source data field indicates the published or unpublished source from which the data originates.
This dataset is constantly being updated with new records
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Collated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre from different sources, Bees of Ireland, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 22 October 2019, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/5>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|SurveyId||Title||Data Capture Period||Species||Records|
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|Abundance||Measure of abundance of the organism recorded|
|County||Name of administrative county within which the record was made|
|Determiner name||The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa|
|Habitat description||A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded|
|Identification literature used||The literature used to aid in the identification of the organism.|
|Male number seen||The number of male bees observed.|
|Queen number seen||The nuber of queen bees observed.|
|Record comment||A comment associated with any individual record|
|Sampling method||Description of the sampling method employed to make the record|
|Sex||The sex of the organism if known|
|Source||Original source of data|
|Survey name||Name of survey if the record was made as part of a specific survey (including collections of casual observations and other loose assemblages of data)|
|Undetermined number seen||The nuber of bees of undetermined sex observed.|
|Vice-county||The name of the Watsonian (botanical) vice-county within which the record was made|
|Worker number seen||The number of worker bees observed.|
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