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 more insight into the fascinating ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at the Park Hotel, followed by an afternoon checking specimens and outside looking for bumblebees to practice our skills.
The course will be useful for anyone who can already identify the main bumblebee species and wish to improve their identification skills to include some of the features that are harder to distinguish. Find out about:
The many challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare Great Yellow bumblebee
How to identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebee species
How to identify scarcer bumblebee species, including cuckoo bumblebees
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.