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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June 20th
Beginners ID and survey course, Kent

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 Kent Wildlife Trust's Tyland Barn Visitor Centre, from 10.30am-3pm on 20th June 2015, and bookings should be made through Kent Wildlife Trust (click here).

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June 27th
Bee safari at Mugdock Country Park

Join BBCT volunteer Shona as she guides you around the walled garden at Mugdock Country Park on Saturday 27th June. How many bees will you see? You'll be given a chance to get up close to bumblebees and learn more about these wonderful animals.

The event will run from 2.30-3.15pm. Booking is essential, via 0141 956 6586. An indoor display is available incase of bad weather. 

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June 28th
Wildflower meadow restoration & beginners bumblebee ID course, Dungeness

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 RSPB Dungeness, from 10.30am-3pm on Sunday 28th June, and bookings should be made through RSPB (click here)

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June 28th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Stirling

We've teamed up with RSPB's Inner Forth Landscape Initiative to deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at Fallin, near Stirling.

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 Sunday 28th June, and last from 10.30am-3.30pm. Booking is essential, and can be done by visiting the IFLI website (click here).

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July 4th - booking required
Evening with Professor Dave Goulson

The Short-haired bumblebee project is pleased to announce an 'Evening with Professor Dave Goulson'.

The event will take place on the 4th July at the home of the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction - RSPB Dungeness reserve.

The event will begin at 16:30 with a walk around the reserve to view the beautiful wild flower habitat and identify all bumblebees seen. The walk will be led by Prof Dave Goulson and Dr Nikki Gammans (Project Officer of the Short-haired bumblebee project) and will finish at 18:00. The walk costs £10 and we can only accommodate 30 people.

The evening talk begins at 18:30 for one hour and is followed by a cold buffet (from Marks & Spencer) and wine reception. The cost of the evening talk is £15. more...