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.


Sunday 6 August 2017
Bumblebee Identification Workshop

University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Glebe Road

Time: 2.00 - 4.00pm

This event is now fully booked.

A basic practical hands-on search for local bumblebees foraging around the flower borders in the Botanic Garden. Learn to catch and identify them and find out about their lives and the plants that they need.

Meet at the Knoll public entrance on Glebe Road - Ordnance Survey Grid Ref: SK615015, Landranger Map 140.

For more information, email:


Sunday 13 August 2017
Discover the world of bees

Bodymoor Heath Lane
Sutton Coldfield
B76 0DY

Time: 11am - 4pm

The Friends of Kingsbury Water Park are hosting a family friendly event discovering the world of bees! Join them at the Old Barn coffee shop and ask Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer Ron Rock for ideas about how you can help our pollinators, or understand how bees pollinate our crops with the Nuneaton & Atherstone Bee Keepers.

Throughout the day there will be craft activities and bug hunts for all the family to enjoy and learn a little more about the importance of our bees!

Please note: there is a £4.50 car parking charge at the barrier.

Kingsbury Water Park


Wednesday 16 August 2017
Bumblebees Beginners Identification course

National Trust’s Llanerchaeronestate

Time: 10am –3pm

Join Sinead Lynch, Conservation Officer, Bumblebee Conservation Trust who will introduce you to bumblebee ecology and learn the key differentiating characteristics of each common species.

Booking essential: To book please call LynzieFitzpatrick, National Trust, on 01545 573010.