Events

2017 will be another exciting year with events up and down the country! Take a look to see if there is a workshop or Bee ID training event you could attend & learn so much more about bumblebees!

We will list other conservation-based exhibitions, activities & shows as we find out - please keep checking.

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Short-haired bumblebee project events 2017

Dr Nikki Gammans, Short-haired bumblebee Project Manager  will be attending the following events this year:

8 - 10 June 2017 - South of England Show. Nikki will be located every day in the 'Honeybee tent' for you to ask questions and learn more about bumblebees! To find out more visit South of England Show.

1 - 2 July 2017 - Join Steven Falk and Dr Nikki Gammans at Rye Harbour, East Sussex for a Solitary Bee weekend. From 10 - 4 pm and a cost of £40 this is a fantastic experience to learn more! To book your place, email Nikki.gammans@bumblebeeconservation.org

7 - 9 July 2017 - Kent County Show. Nikki will be located every day in the 'Flower tent' for you to ask questions and learn more about bumblebees! To find out more visit Kent County Show.

7 August 2017 - Bumblebee Intermediate ID day with Kent Wildlife Trust at Tyland Barn. Please email info@kentwildlife.org.uk for more information or to book your place.

9 - 10 September 2017 - Scotney Castle Hops and Honey weekend - Nikki will have a stall next to the cafe each day. Please pop along and see Nikki and learn more about our important pollinators!

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Friday 2 June 2017
Bumblebees for Beginners

SRUC Craibstone
Aberdeen
AB21 9YA

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

This is a FREE event (suggested donation £5).

Join Katy Malone, Conservation Officer for Scotland, in identifying some of the common bumblebee species found in and around Aberdeen. The day will comprise of talks in the morning discovering more about bumblebee ecology and identification features, followed by a walk in the Aberdeen Botanic Gardens in the afternoon to catch and examine the different bumblebee species.

Booking is essential. Please use our online booking form to reserve your place.

This event is suitable for adults and older children. Please bring clothing suitable for the weather, and a packed lunch or money to purchase food at the cafe at lunchtime.

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Sunday 11 June 2017
Bumblebee Identification Workshop

University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Glebe Road
Oadby
Leicester

Time: 2.00 - 4.00pm

This event is now fully booked.

A basic practical hands-on search for local bumblebees foraging around the flower borders in the Botanic Garden. Learn to catch and identify them and find out about their lives and the plants that they need.

Meet at the Knoll public entrance on Glebe Road - Ordnance Survey Grid Ref: SK615015, Landranger Map 140.

For more information, email: maggiefrankum@uwclub.net

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Tuesday 13 June 2017
Introduction to Bumblebees

Bolshayne Farm
Southleigh Road
EX24 6RX

Time: 10.30am - 1pm

This is a FREE event hosted by Legacy to Landscape.

Find out about the amazing lives of our most important pollinators and seek out which ones are buzzing in Bolshayne meadow and orchard
with Cathy Horsley, Conservation Officer for West Country Buzz.

Booking is essential. Please call 01404 310012 or email: legacytolandscape@gmail.com to reserve your place.

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Friday 16 June 2017
Bumblebees for Beginners

Gordon Castle
Fochabers
IV32 7PQ

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

This is a free event, however a suggested donation of  £5 would help cover costs and support Bumblebee Conservation.

Join Katy Malone, Conservation Officer for Scotland, in identifying some of the common bumblebee species found in Morayshire. The day will comprise of talks in the morning discovering more about bumblebee ecology and identification features, followed by a walk in the walled garden in the afternoon to catch and examine the different bumblebee species.

Booking is essential. Please use our online booking form to reserve your place.

This event is suitable for adults and older children. Please bring clothing suitable for the weather, and a packed lunch or money to purchase food at the cafe at lunchtime.