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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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 16th
Bumblebee ID and Survey Workshop

Bumblebees are an endearing insect which play a vital role in our ecosystem but are sadly in decline.

Join us at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Hickling Broad to gain bumblebee ID skills and learn surveying methods.

Suitable for beginners. 

For more information and to book your place, please go to NWT's website or call 01603 625540

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August 19th
Intermediate bumblebee indentification workskop, Stirling

Join BBCT's Dr Richard Comont on an intermediate bumblebee ID course, aimed at people involved in or intersted in BeeWalk, our national bumblebee recording scheme. Some previous experience of basic bumblebee identification required.

The training day will take place at Stirling University, 10am-3.30pm on Wednesday 19th August. This is a free event but spaces are limited, please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your place.

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August 21st
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners

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 an introduction to the fascinating ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at the Park Hotel, followed by an afternoon outside looking for bumblebees to practice our skills.

The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills, including people who would like to refresh their skills. Find out about:

  • The many challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare great yellow bumblebee
  • How to recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
  • How to identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees
  • How to identify five common bumblebee species
  • 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.

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August 21st
Bumblebee Identification for Improvers

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.