Events

Our outreach team and volunteers are involved in events up and down the country, to help you find out more about our work.

We also recommend a number of other conservation-based exhibitions, activities and shows.

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July 31st
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners, Arbroath

Friday 31st July 2015
10am – 3pm
OB's Cafe, Westport, Arbroath, Angus DD11 1RF

Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? This one day workshop, run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Ob's Cafe, followed by an afternoon visit to find some bumblebees and what flowers they are feeding on. The course will be interesting for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills.

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August 3rd
Wild About Bumblebees, NTS Inverewe

Don’t just Bumble about this Bank holiday! Join us at Inverewe where you will be buzzing with excitement…...

  • Learn how to identify wild bees
  • Take part in a bee safari– how many bees will you find?
  • Learn about our wildflower meadows
  • Take part in fun craft activities for all ages– make your own busy bees
  • See if you can complete our bee themed puzzles
  • Design your own bee themed poster

This event will take place from 11 am - 3 pm at Inverewe Garden & Estate, Poolewe, Achnasheen IV22 2LG, and is run in association with the National Trust for Scotland.

This event is free to attend.  

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August 10th
Intermediate bumblebee ID and survey course, Maidstone, Kent

Dr Nikki Gammans from the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project will be leading a course in intermediate bumblebee ID and survey techniques. Attendees will learn more about the bumblebee life cycle, what we can all do to help the, and how to identify the common and rarespecies.

The event will take place at Kent Wildlife Trust's Tyland Barn Visitor Centre, from 10.30am-3pm on Monday 10th August 2015, and bookings should be made through Kent Wildlife Trust (click here).

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August 16th
Bumblebee ID and Survey Workshop

Bumblebees are an endearing insect which play a vital role in our ecosystem but are sadly in decline.

Join us at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Hickling Broad to gain bumblebee ID skills and learn surveying methods.

Suitable for beginners. 

For more information and to book your place, please go to NWT's website or call 01603 625540

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August 21st
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners

Friday 21st August
10am – 3.30pm
The Park Hotel, Thurso

Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? This one day workshop, run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, will give you an introduction to the fascinating ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at the Park Hotel, followed by an afternoon outside looking for bumblebees to practice our skills.

The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills, including people who would like to refresh their skills. Find out about:

  • The many challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare great yellow bumblebee
  • How to recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
  • How to identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees
  • How to identify five common bumblebee species
  • Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.

A soup and sandwich lunch is included.

Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential. 

Please click here to complete the online booking form.