Events

Our outreach team and volunteers are involved in events up and down the country, to help you find out more about our work.

We also recommend a number of other conservation-based exhibitions, activities and shows.

Blooms for Bees Events

Blooms for Bees is a partnership initiative, launching on the 20 June 2016 to promote bee-friendly gardening. The aim is to engage the public and explore which bumblebees visit their gardens and allotments and discover which flowers are bumblebee favourites.

You can visit the Blooms for Bees events page to register for one of the fantastic free talks, walks and workshops starting today!

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Sunday 5 June 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners

Gatwick Airport
West Sussex
RH6 0NP

Time: 10am - 3pm

Join Richard Comont, Data Monitoring Officer at Bumblebee Conservation Trust for some bumblebee indentification training. Learn more about the role these charismatic insects play and how you can help identify them.

For further information, please contact: Rachel.Bicker@gatwickairport.com or telephone 07807 686 900.

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Thursday 9 June 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners - Anstruther

Comielaw Farm
Pittenweem
Fife, KY10 2RE
Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential via this online booking form

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, will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Comielaw Farm (near Pittenweem), followed by an afternoon site visit around local farmland which is undergoing conversion to organic management. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills. Find out about:

• The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
• Understand the challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare Great yellow bumblebee
• Recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
• Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
• Identify five common bumblebee species
• Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.

For more information, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org, or call 01786 594133.

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Saturday 11 June 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners - Arbroath

OB’s Café
19 West Port
Arbroath
Angus DD11 1RF
Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential via this online booking form

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, will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Comielaw Farm (near Pittenweem), followed by an afternoon site visit around a local farm which is being managed to encourage wildlife. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills. Find out about:

•  The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
•  Understand the challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare Great yellow bumblebee
•  Recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
•  Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
•  Identify five common bumblebee species
•  Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.

For more information, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org, or call 01786 594133.

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Sunday 12 June 2016
Wildlife Training Workshop: Bumblebee Identification and Monitoring

Old Sulehay
Stamford
Northamptonshire

Time: 10am - 4pm

Invertebrates

Join Richard Comont, Data Monitoring Officer at Bumblebee Conservation Trust with Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire for a day of bumblebee indentification. Easily recognisable as a genus, bumblebees can be difficult to identify to species. Learn more about the role these charismatic insects play, and how to contribute to monitoring the group.

Booking details: Telephone 01604 774031 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am - 2.30pm) or book by email: trainingworkshops@wildlifebcn.org

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Sunday 19 June 2016
Bumblebee ID and survey workshop

Wildside Activity Centre
Whitmore Reans
Wolverhampton, 
WV6 0HA

Time: 11am - 4pm

This is a FREE event, although a donation to the centre would be welcome.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer, Ron Rock will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques. Learn how to identify the social bumblebees and cuckoo bumblebees likely to be seen in your garden and local area. This event is based at Wildside and the day will include a bumblebee identification walk in the afternoon, weather permitting.

Refreshments provided (please bring a packed lunch).

Call Wildside on 01902 572240 to book your place.
Or e-mail ronrock@phonecoop.coop