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 28 June 2016
Bumblebee identification and meadow creation workshop

Mugdock Country Park
Glasgow
G62 8EL

Time: 10am-3pm

This is a FREE event but booking is essential.

Join Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to spend a day learning about how to manage and create wildflower meadows and how to identify and record our common bumblebee species. The day will include an indoor introduction to bumblebee ecology and identification, the national bumblebee monitoring scheme, as well as information on how to create and manage a wildflower meadow area. This will be followed by an outdoor session, at finding and identifying bumblebees and to look at the wildflower meadows within Mugdock Country Park. 

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

Please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your place.

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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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Sunday 7 May 2017
Bumblebee intermediate identification course

RSPB Dungeness
Boulderwell Farm
Dungeness Road
Romney Marsh
TN29 9PN

Time: 10.30 - 3.30pm (includes walk)

Identification of all UK bumblebee species and detailed
description of ecology, lifecycle and anatomy. Attendees should already be able to identify the big seven.

Price: £12.00 which includes refreshments. All proceeds go to the Short-haired bumblebee project.

Booking: email: nikki.gammans@bumblebeeconservation.org
or telephone: 07545 171110.

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Saturday 17 June 2017
Bumblebee Identification Workshop

Otterford Parish Hall
Bishopswood
TA20 3RS

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

This is a FREE event, however booking essential as place limited.

Join Cathy Horsley, Conservation Officer for West Country Buzz who will introduce you to the ecology of bumblebees and provide guidance on how to help conserve these amazing insects. Learn the key differentiating characteristics of each common species during the indoor morning session, followed by practical hands-on identification at nearby Bishopswood Meadows in the afternoon.

Minimum age 12 (accompanied by an adult). Bring a picnic lunch.

For more information and to book a place: email info@blackdownhillsnaturalfutures.org or telephone 01823 681937.