Events

2017 will be another exciting year with events up and down the country! Take a look to see if there is a workshop or Bee ID training event you could attend & learn so much more about bumblebees!

We will list other conservation-based exhibitions, activities & shows as we find out - please keep checking.

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June 4th
Bumblebee Identification and Survey Techniques

Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Anthony McCluskey will lead an event to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques.

Attendees will learn more about the bumblebee life cycle, what we can all do to help them, and how to identify the common species found in Scotland.

The event will last from 10am-3.30pm on Thursday 4th June, and the presentations will take place at the Ben Lawers NNR offices in Killin. This will be followed by an outing to the reserve at Ben Lawers to see some bumblebees, including the rare Blaeberry bumblebee.

To book your free place email us at enquiries@bumblebeeconservation.org.

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June 7th
Identifying Devon Bumblebees

Paignton Zoo, Devon

This introductory course led by County Bee Recorder Steven Carroll will enable you to learn more about common bumblebees and how to identify them at home.

The course will cover: 

  • How to identify bumblebees  
  • Species found in Devon
  • The lifecycle of a bumblebee
  • How you can help them at home

Tickets:

£9.50 per person. Booking is essential. Please go to the Zoo's website to book online.

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June 13th
Bumblebee Safari in Highland Perthshire

Join Anthony MCluskey at the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve in Highland Perthshire for a guided bumblebee safari. At 11am Anthony will lead a walk through this amazing site, with the possibility of seeing the rare blaeberry bumblebee!

For more information see the National Trust for Scotland website.

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June 17th
Bumblebee Safari at Fallin Bing Stirling

Join Helen Dickinson for a bumblebee safari at Fallin Bing, just outside of Stirling. We will be taking a walk round the Bing to see what bumblebee species we can find on the sites wildflowers. Organised by the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative, contact info@innerforthlandscape.co.uk to find out more and book your place.

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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 them, 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).