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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Sunday 5 June 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners

Gatwick Airport
West Sussex
RH6 0NP

Time: 10am - 3pm

Join Richard Comont, Data Monitoring Officer at Bumblebee Conservation Trust for some bumblebee indentification training. Learn more about the role these charismatic insects play and how you can help identify them.

For further information, please contact: Rachel.Bicker@gatwickairport.com or telephone 07807 686 900.

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Thursday 9 June 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners - Anstruther

Comielaw Farm
Pittenweem
Fife, KY10 2RE
Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential via this online booking form

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 ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Comielaw Farm (near Pittenweem), followed by an afternoon site visit around local farmland which is undergoing conversion to organic management. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills. Find out about:

• The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
• Understand the challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare Great yellow bumblebee
• Recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
• Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
• Identify five common bumblebee species
• Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.

For more information, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org, or call 01786 594133.

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Friday 10 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
The Wolseley Centre
Wolseley Bridge
Staffordshire ST17 0WT
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Join our Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer Ron Rock, for a guided bumblebee walk at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wolseley Centre. See different bumblebee species up close and learn about their life cycles, what flowers they feed on and how you can help these amazing insects.  

The cost is £3 per adult (children go free) with the proceeds split between the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Please book your place by calling: 01889 880100 or email ronrock@phonecoop.coop
 

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Saturday 11 June 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners - Arbroath

OB’s Café
19 West Port
Arbroath
Angus DD11 1RF
Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential via this online booking form

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 ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Comielaw Farm (near Pittenweem), followed by an afternoon site visit around a local farm which is being managed to encourage wildlife. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills. Find out about:

•  The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
•  Understand the challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare Great yellow bumblebee
•  Recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
•  Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
•  Identify five common bumblebee species
•  Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.

For more information, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org, or call 01786 594133.

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Sunday 12 June 2016
Wildlife Training Workshop: Bumblebee Identification and Monitoring

Old Sulehay
Stamford
Northamptonshire

Time: 10am - 4pm

Invertebrates

Join Richard Comont, Data Monitoring Officer at Bumblebee Conservation Trust with Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire for a day of bumblebee indentification. Easily recognisable as a genus, bumblebees can be difficult to identify to species. Learn more about the role these charismatic insects play, and how to contribute to monitoring the group.

Booking details: Telephone 01604 774031 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am - 2.30pm) or book by email: trainingworkshops@wildlifebcn.org