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 5 July 2016
Bumblebee identification workshop

Vogrie Country Park
Midlothian
Edinburgh EH23 4NU

Time: 10am-3.30pm

This is a FREE event but booking is essential.

Beginners bumblebee identification training with the Wildlife Information Centre: this is an opportunity to learn about the ecology and identification of common bumblebee species. Run by Helen Dickinson, Bumblebee Conservation Trust Surveys and Volunteer Officer, learn how to identify our most common bumblebees and how to take part in the national bumblebee monitoring scheme BeeWalk. The day will be split into indoor and outdoor sessions. Teas/coffees will be provided.

Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing for the outdoor session.

To book, please see the Wildlife and Information Centre website www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk

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Saturday 9th July 2016
Come and learn about bumblebees at Haddo House & Country Park, Aberdeenshire

Join us for a bumblebee safari to explore and identify common bumblebees!

This event is suitable for everyone who wants to learn more about bumblebees, but we recommend children are 7 years of age or over. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meeting place is the Pheasantry at 12 noon, we will then do a short walk around the estate to find some bees!

To confirm your place on the bee walk, please email your name(s) and a phone number to: ecologyplus.scotland@gmail.com . For maps and directions see visithaddo.com.

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Saturday 9 July 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Haddo House & Country Park
Aberdeenshire

Time: 12pm

This is a FREE event.

Join us on a bumblebee safari around Haddo House & Country Park Estate to explore and identify common bumblebees.

This event is suitable for everyone who wants to learn more about bumblebees, but we recommend children are 7 years of age or over. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Pheasantry; we will then do a short walk around the estate to find some bees!

To confirm your place on the BeeWalk, please email your name(s) and a phone number to: ecologyplus.scotland@gmail.com.

For directions please see Haddo House.

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Sunday 10 July 2016
What’s Buzzing in Foundry Wood? Talk & Walk

Foundry Wood
Leamoington Spa

Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm

What’s Buzzing in Foundry Wood? Wild Bee Talk and Walk. 

From bumblebees to lesser known solitaries, our native wild bees are increasingly dependent on urban spaces for their survival. Come and discover what’s buzzing in Foundry Wood with Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer, Ron Rock.

Entry fee is £2.00 and the walk will begin at the entrance to the Woodland.

Booking: Please contact Emma Nelson at africanginger@googlemail.com

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Tuesday 12 July 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Lytes Cary Manor
Charlton Mackrell
Somerset TA11 7HU
Time:
11am - 12.30pm

Join one of our volunteers, John Butler, for a guided walk around the National Trust’s Lytes Cary estate. We will catch and look at the different bumblebee species up close, learning how to identify each species, and try to find the rare Shrill carder bumblebee.

Meet at reception at Lytes Cary Manor ready to depart at 11am. For directions click here.

The safari around the estate is free, but normal National Trust admission charges will apply to the house and gardens. Please book via the National Trust, by phone on 01458 224471, or email lytescarymanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

This event is suitable for adults and older children wearing outdoor clothing and footwear appropriate for rough field margins and long grass.