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Being a BeeWalker

This week I have a special guest, Helen,  writing a blog article about her experiences as a BeeWalker - one of our volunteers who conducts regular bumblebee surveys. Read on to find out what she's been up to...

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Gardening Scotland 2014 - sucess!

I wrote a few weeks about my preparations for Gardening Scotland. This is Scotland’s largest gardening show, lasting three days, and we go to remind people of the plants which are good for bees. This year’s event was a great success, thanks in large part to our volunteers. Some of them have been helping us for several years and are now well experienced at speaking to the public. Others I had just met for the first time, but all of them brought their own knowledge (be it gardening, bumblebee expertise, event organisation or cheery chat) to the event. At some stages, we had all four of us talking to four different members of the public at the stall, such was the interest in bumblebees. So this blog article is dedicated to our volunteers, as we really couldn’t have done the show without them.

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Finding Forest cuckoo bees

The summer continues with more guided bee walks – a great excuse for me to get outside and see some bees. Last weekend I delivered bee walks at Mugdock Country Park and Muckhart Nature Park.

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Making a green roof

One of our volunteers, Gill, has written an article on her bee-friendly green roof for us. Read on to find out what she did and how it's helping the bumblebees.

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