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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March 29th
Gardening for bees and bee ID, Wildwood, Kent.

Dr Nikki Gammans fromt he Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project will be leading a session on gardening for bees, and basic bumblebee identification. 

Itwill take place at Wildwood, Herne Bay, Kent. For more information on costs and booking, visit the Wildwood website.

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March 29th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Staffordshire

BBCT Volunteer Ron Rock will be leading a workshop to introduce bumblebees and their identification at Gayton, Staffordshire. Learn how to identify the common bumblebees you are likely to see in your garden, and find out more about the wonderful world of bumblebees.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting to improve their skills, and the aim is that more people will become involved in recording bumblebees.

It will take place in Gayton Village Hall, and last from 11:00am-3.30pm. It costs £10 to attend, with proceeds going to BBCT and the Stafford Bee border project. To book your place, contact Ron on ronrock@phonecoop.coop

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April 11th
Buzz around the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Come along to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE) on 11th April to discover what bumblebees make the Gardens their home. We'll be there from 11am-4pm, leading guided bumblebee safaris to allow you to get up close to bumblebees.

Guided walks will be taking place throughout the day, and are free to attend and allocated on a first-come basis. We'll also have stall with information on gardening for bees and bumblebee samples to look at. Go to the Real Life Science Studio at the John Hope Gateway to find out what time the walks are at.

Visit the RBGE website for more information.

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April 14th
Bumblebee ID and survey course, Derbyshire

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at The Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those interested in improving their skills, and the aim is that attendees will go on to become involved in our BeeWalk survey.

It will take place on Tuesday 14th April, and last from 10am-4pm. Booking is essential, and can be done by contacting Ruth or Louise at enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk or calling 01773 881188.

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April 18th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Armagh, Northern Ireland

There will be a bumblebee ID and surveying workshop at Oxford Island National Nature Reserve in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, on April 18th.

Join us for this free event to learn about one of our most important groups of pollinating insects. Learn about bumblebee ecology, how to identify the common species, and how to record them. Weather permitting, we'll go outside for a bumblebee safari and get up close and personal with these wonderful insects.

Booking is essential, and you can reserve your place by emailing elainebumblebee@gmail.com. This workshop is a training event for the Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme, which collects data on the bumblebees of Ireland and works closely with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

This event is not suitable for young children.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a walk outdoors.