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.


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

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 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!


Saturday 29 April 2017
Social & open day for aspiring volunteers!

The Millennium Centre
The Chase
Dagenham Road
Rush Green

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Why not pop along for a chance to meet the London volunteers and find out  how you can help support the Bumblebee Conservation Trust through volunteering in your local area.

Places are limited, so to book your place on this event or to find out further information, please email:


Wednesday 3 May 2017
Bumblebee Conservation Day - drop-in session

Inverness Botanic Gardens

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

This is a FREE event and donations to the BBCT are always welcome.

Join our Conservation Officer, Katy Malone, for a tour of the Botanic Gardens as part of Inverness Science Week. We will catch and look at the different bumblebee species up close, finding out more about the different species we find.

Please meet just inside the door of the Botanic Gardens, ready to depart at 12.30pm. This event is suitable for families. The walk may be cancelled or delayed in the event of rain at the scheduled start time.

For directions click here. No booking required.


Sunday 7 May 2017
Bumblebee intermediate identification course

RSPB Dungeness
Boulderwell Farm
Dungeness Road
Romney Marsh
TN29 9PN

Time: 10.30 - 3.30pm (includes walk)

Identification of all UK bumblebee species and detailed
description of ecology, lifecycle and anatomy. Attendees should already be able to identify the big seven.

Price: £12.00 which includes refreshments. All proceeds go to the Short-haired bumblebee project.

Booking: email:
or telephone: 07545 171110.


Sunday 11 June 2017
Bumblebee Identification Workshop

University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Glebe Road

Time: 2.00 - 4.00pm

This is a FREE Workshop.

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.

Spaces for this workshop are limited. To book your space or for more information, email: