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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28th September
Volunteer training day - Stirling

Volunteering for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is a great way to help us spread the word about the problems facing our favourite insects. We'll be holding a free Volunteer Training Day in Stirling on 28th September to help new and existing volunteers learn more about how they can get involved.

Attendees will be shown how to deliver bumblebee talks and walks, and produce exhibits for shows and fairs. Even if none of these take your fancy, we'll support you in whatever you want to do to help BBCT.

The event will take place at Stirling University from 09:45 - 3pm, with one hour for lunch (please bring a packed lunch). It is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book, email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org with your name and contact details (email and phone, in case of late cancellation).

A full agenda for the day will be sent to registered attendees before the event.

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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 30th
Conference: Pollinating the Peak

Join us for our 'Pollinating the Peak' 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. There is no need to book to see 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)