The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) is the first scheme in the world to have begun generating systematic data on the abundance of bees, hoverflies and other flower-visiting insects at a national scale. Together with long-term occurrence records collated by the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society and Hoverfly Recording Scheme, these data form an invaluable resource from which to measure trends in pollinator populations and target conservation efforts.
PoMS is part of the UK Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership. The partnership comprises UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, British Trust for Ornithology, Hymettus, University of Reading, University of Leeds and Natural History Museum. PoMS is jointly funded by Defra, the Welsh and Scottish Governments, Daera, JNCC and project partners.