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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Tuesday 22 March 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Complete Beginners

 

Cadham Neighbourhood Centre,
Glenrothes, KY7 6RU
Time:
10am – 3.30pm

Ths event is now FULLY BOOKED! - Please see alternative events that are still available.

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 with Buglife, Fife Nature Records Centre and the Fife’s Buzzing project, will give you a fun and interesting introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees and some other pollinators. We’ll hear some informal talks and training in the morning, followed by an afternoon visit to find some bumblebees and what flowers they are feeding on. The course will be particularly interesting for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and learn identification skills. Find out about:

•  The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
•  Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
•  Learn about other types of pollinating insects
•  Why we need more data about bee populations, how to carry out a simple monitoring transect and why it’s important to share your records

Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential.

For more information and to book a place, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org, or call 01786 594133. To fill out a form: Bumblebee Identification for complete beginners

Thanks to our funders for making it possible for us to run this workshop:

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Wednesday 23 March 2016
Bumblebees as urban pollinators

Foundry House
Orange Way
Pembroke SA71 4DR
Time: 7pm

Pollinate Pembroke is a project run by Pembroke 21C Association to connect and protect a series of outdoor habitats within the town of Pembroke for the benefit of pollinators.

Join Sinead Lynch, Conservation Officer with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust who is giving a talk on 'Bumblebees as urban pollinators'.

For further information please contact Sinead Lynch at sinead.lynch@bumblebeeconservation.org or 07788 231 266.

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Tuesday 29 March 2016
Making a Buzz - the Plight of the Bumblebee

The Mill
Walthamstow
E17 7HA
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

Thames Water and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust have joined together to provide an evening presentation on the Plight of the Bumblebee and the habitat creation work taking place on the Thames Water Coppermills site to help our declining bees.

This is a FREE event and all welcome, but a maximum of 35 places available so ensure you are early to get a seat!

For further information please contact Gill Perkins, Conservation Manager at gill.perkins@bumblebeeconservation.org or 07525115503.