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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Short-haired bumblebee project events 2017

Dr Nikki Gammans, Short-haired bumblebee Project Manager will be attending the following events this year:

7 August 2017 - Bumblebee Intermediate ID day with Kent Wildlife Trust at Tyland Barn. Please email info@kentwildlife.org.uk for more information or to book your place.

9 - 10 September 2017 - Scotney Castle Hops and Honey weekend - Nikki will have a stall next to the cafe each day. Please pop along and see Nikki and learn more about our important pollinators!

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Pollinating the Peak project events 2017

Join our Pollinating the Peak team at the following events to learn more about bumblebees & this fantastic project! For a full list of events visit: Pollinating the Peak 2017 events.

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Saturday 29 July
Bumblebee identification workshop

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre
Ancrum
Jedburgh TD8 6UQ

Time: 10am – 2pm


Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk volunteer Kaylene Jensen, for a bumblebee identification workshop. Discover all about bumblebee ecology and how to identify our common species.

The day will comprise of an indoor workshop session in the morning and weather permitting time outside in the afternoon putting your new identification skills into practice, catching and identifying bumblebees around the centre.


This workshop is FREE (suitable for adults and older children accompanied by an adult) but places are limited so booking is essential. Please use our online booking form, click here to book.


Please bring a packed lunch or money to by lunch locally, tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing.

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Sunday 6 August 2017
Bumblebee Identification Workshop

University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Glebe Road
Oadby
Leicester

Time: 2.00 - 4.00pm

This event is now fully booked.

A basic practical hands-on search for local bumblebees foraging around the flower borders in the Botanic Garden. Learn to catch and identify them and find out about their lives and the plants that they need.

Meet at the Knoll public entrance on Glebe Road - Ordnance Survey Grid Ref: SK615015, Landranger Map 140.

For more information, email: maggiefrankum@uwclub.net

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Thursday 10 August 2017
Bumblebee identification and survey workshop

John Muir Trust
Station Road
Pitlochry PH16 5AN

Time: 10am – 3pm


Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s Surveys and GIS Officer Helen Dickinson, for a bumblebee identification and survey training day. Discover all about bumblebee ecology and details of the national recording scheme for bumblebees, BeeWalk.

The day will comprise of an indoor workshop session in the morning and weather permitting time outside in the afternoon putting your new identification skills into practice, catching and identifying bumblebees.


This workshop is FREE but donations to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust would be welcome to help cover out costs. This workshop is suitable for adults and older children (must be accompanied by an adult). Places are limited so booking is essential. Please use our online booking form, click here to book.


Please bring a packed lunch or money to buy lunch locally, tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing.