Hymenoptera is one of the largest and best studied orders of insects which includes wasps, ants and bees. There are over 130,000 known species, with many more remaining to be described.
Hymenoptera research at the Museum is concerned mainly with the evolution and diversity of bees and parasitoid wasps.
Find out about our bumblebee research which concentrates on identifying and conserving these important insects.
We are researching the diversity of parasitoid wasps and their use in biological pest control.
Bee-flower interactions are one of the driving forces of evolution. Find out more about our projects that study the evolution of bee species across the world.