Polli:Nation Survey

Data entry for the Polli:Nation Survey is now closed. 

However, the OPAL X-Polli:Nation Survey (which is based upon the Polli:Nation Survey) is currently active!  To find out about how you can take part, visit the X-Polli:Nation page.

Although Polli:Nation data entry is now closed, survey resources and identification guides can still be downloaded for free below. 

Thank you to all those who took part in the survey!

Survey data submissions can be viewed on the OPAL Data Explorer. In addition, Polli:Nation Survey data will soon be available for download from the OPAL website.


The Polli:Nation survey is a large-scale national survey that helped to provide answers to important research questions about the health and status of pollinating insects across the UK.

Polli:Nation pack

Why should I take part?

The survey gives you the opportunity to learn about pollinators and your local environment, get outside and learn new skills. The survey is for everyone, not just the registered Polli:Nation schools. So whether you don’t yet know your Honeybees from your Hoverflies, or you are a Lepidopteran (Butterflies and Moths) expert this survey is for you! No prior experience is necessary to take part in the survey; it has been designed for people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. The Survey Booklet will guide you through the survey methodology step-by-step, and if you need any extra help you can refer to the Group Leader Support Guide.

How to take part

  • Step 1 – Download and print the documents in English or in Welsh, ideally in colour.
  • Step 2 – Find a suitable area and start looking for pollinators.

Creating Habitat for Pollinators

Now you have taken part in the Polli:Nation Survey find out how you can create and improve a pollinator friendly habitat.

Why not sign up to the Pollinator Promise and create a buzz onling using #PolliPromise

Downloads – what you need to get involved

Survey pack

By downloading this survey you agree to the terms and conditions for the OPAL Polli:Nation Survey

Group leaders and schools

Download our group leader support guide and our new recording sheets for schools:

Other useful links

Extension activities