Sorry, we’re full!
Registration has now closed for the Big Wasp Survey because we have reached our target of 2000 traps. However, many of you have emailed us expressing your disappointment at not being able to register for the survey.
If you have already set up your trap, then please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and supply us with your postcode so we can assess how to proceed. We don’t want any traps wasted!
But..please do not set up a trap for the survey, if you haven’t already done so! We are limiting the number of traps to ensure the wasp populations are not affected.
Why are we limiting trap registrations?
The wasps that will be caught in the traps at this time of year are most likely to be workers – they cannot reproduce and are at the end of their own and their colony’s lives. However, as this is the first year of the survey, we are limiting the number of traps to be extra sure that the study does not affect wasp populations.
How can I find out more about the survey and its results?
It’s going to take a fair few months for the BWS Team to sort the samples and analyse the data. We’ll be posting the results on our website. So, keep your eye on our twitter feed (@Bigwaspsurvey) and our website.