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.

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March 24th
Talk at Abingdon

Our Data Monitoring Officer, Dr Richard Comont, will deliver a talk on 'The Plight of the Bumblebee' at Abingdon Naturalists' Society on Tuesday 24th March. Richard will talk about the fascinating life cycle of the bumblebee, reasons why they are declining, and how we can all help them. Entry is £3 for non-members, and more information can be found on the Abingdon Naturalists' Society website by clicking here.

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March 29th
Gardening for bees and bee ID, Wildwood, Kent.

Dr Nikki Gammans fromt he Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project will be leading a session on gardening for bees, and basic bumblebee identification. 

Itwill take place at Wildwood, Herne Bay, Kent. For more information on costs and booking, visit the Wildwood website.

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April 14th
Bumblebee ID and survey course, Derbyshire

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at The Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those interested in improving their skills, and the aim is that attendees will go on to become involved in our BeeWalk survey.

It will take place on Tuesday 14th April, and last from 10am-4pm. Booking is essential, and can be done by contacting Ruth or Louise at enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk or calling 01773 881188.

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April 30th
Chesterfield Pollination Conference

Join us for our Chesterfield Pollination Conference!

Taking place in Chesterfield on April 30th, the programme includes a conference for those who want to learn more about pollination and managing their gardens or land for bees.
There will also be an all-day exhibition with lots of interactive exhibits including activities for children, beekeeping demonstrations and a chance to see live bumblebees in the bumblarium. Schools attending will need to register using the form here. Further information for Schools can be found here. Members and the general public do not need to book to visit the exhibition, but places at the conference should be booked by using the forms below.

The full conference programme can be downloaded by clicking here. To book a free place at the conference, click here.

The conference and exhibition will be at The Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield

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June 28th
Wildflower meadow restoration & beginners bumblebee ID course, Dungeness

Dr Nikki Gammans from the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project will be leading a course in basic bumblebee ID and survey techniques. Attendees will learn more about the bumblebee life cycle, what we can all do to help the, and how to identify the common species.

The event will take place at RSPB Dungeness, from 10.30am-3pm on Sunday 28th June, and bookings should be made through RSPB (click here)