Nationale bijentelling 2022

Will you help protect the wild bee? The National Bee Count 2022 will be held in the weekend of April 23 & 24. Researchers use the results of the National Bee Count to see where the different bee species occur in the Netherlands and whether those numbers are increasing or decreasing. The more we know about bees, the better we can help the bee. In 2021, more than 10,000 people took part in the National Bee Count. In total, despite the cold spring, they counted more than 190,000 bees and hoverflies. The annual garden counts contribute to research into wild bees in the Netherlands. It provides new insight into, for example, the differences between regions, or the urban environment and the countryside.Help de bij bijvoeren earth day the Pollinators X by Mölle


"There are almost 360 bee species in the Netherlands. More than half of them are endangered. Bees are important for pollination. "80% of our edible crops and almost 90% of our wild plants are pollinated by bees and other insects," says Koos Biesmeijer, bee expert at Naturalis. The more we know about bees, the better we can help the bee. That is why we ask everyone to participate in this national bee survey. "There are almost 360 bee species in the Netherlands. More than half of these are endangered. Bees are important for pollination. “80% of our edible crops and almost 90% of our wild plants are pollinated by bees and other insects,” says Koos Biesmeijer, bee expert at Naturalis.

top 10 most spotted bees in the Netherlands
1) Honeybee
2) Red Mason Bee
3) Bumblebee or Field Bumblebee
4) Horned mason bee
5) Sachem bee
6) Fly-fly
7) Fox
8) Field bumblebee
9) Garden Bumblebee
10) Large Daffodil Fly

how does the Bee Count work?
The National Bijentelling 2022 is in the weekend of April 23 & 24. Count the bees in your garden or on your balcony for half an hour on Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 April. 

join!
It's easy to participate, even if you don't know much about bees. Are you also participating this year? Sign up here and contribute to the protection of the wild bee!