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 5th
Insect Festival 2015

Bumblebee Conservation Trust staff and volunteers will be at the Insect Festival in York on Sunday 5th July to talk about bumblebees and how we all can help them.

The event is at Yorkshire Museum Gardens, and there will be lots of fun insect activities happening throughout the day. It is free to attend and you can find out more about it here.

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July 19th
Beginners ID and survey course, Rye Harbour

Dr Nikki Gammans from the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project will be leading a course in basic 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 species.

The event will take place at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, from 10.30am-3pm on July 19th 2015, and bookings should be made through Sussex Wildlife Trust.

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July 21st
Bumblebee Safari at Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset

Join one of our volunteers, John Butler, on a bumblebee safari around the National Trust’s Lytes Cary estate. John will show you the different bumblebee species up close, how to identify each species, and provide interesting information on the bumblebee lifecycle.

Meet at reception at Lytes Cary Manor, Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, TA11 7HU at 11am on Tuesday 21st July. For directions click here . The safari around the estate is free, but normal National Trust admission charges will apply to the house and gardens.

Booking is via the National Trust, by phone on 01458 224471, or email lytescarymanor@nationaltrust.org.uk . The event is suitable for adults and older children wearing appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. The safari will last about one hour.

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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 25th
Bumblebee ID and survey workshop, Northumberland

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at St Nicholas Park, Northumberland.

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 scheme.

It will take place from 10am-1pm on Tuesday 25th August. It is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book your place, visit the Northumberland Wildlife Trust website by clicking here.