AONB Funds Scheme To Locate Scilly Bee

Wildlife Trust offices ar Carn Thomas

The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is helping fund a Wildlife Trust project to find out where the Scilly bee lives.

Our islands’ only native bee is unique and work is underway to pull together official records on where it’s been seen.

The name ‘Scilly bee’ was first used by Andrew Cooper, when making a television film in the 1980s about Scilly’s wildlife and the name has since been adopted.

Most recent sightings have been on St Agnes according to AONB officer, Trevor Kirk.

The Trust has secured funding for flyers and website development so an awareness campaign can be rolled out.

If, in the meantime, you see a chestnut coloured furry bee, get in touch with the wildlife trust at Carn Thomas.

You can see a photo of a Scilly bee here.