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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Tuesday 25 July 2017
Bee Safari

East Tullos Burn

Meet at:
St Fittick's Church
St Fitticks Road
Aberdeen
AB11 8TP

First Bus numbers 5 or 12 will take you to Balnagask Road. 

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Join Lina-Elvira Back from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Countryside Ranger, Rob Rowe, to discover more about the world of bees, their role in pollination and to find out about how they live. What can we do to help bees especially because they help by pollinating our crops? This event is part of the Bees, Butterflies and Trees Project.

Booking essential. Call 01224 326429 to book

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Tuesday 25 July 2017
Bumblebee Safari

Lytes Cary Manor
Charlton Mackrell
Somerset TA11 7HU

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

This is a FREE event and donations to the Trust are always welcome.

Join our volunteer John Butler, for a guided walk around the National Trust’s Lytes Cary estate. We will catch and look at the different bumblebee species up close, learning how to identify each species and try to find the rare Shrill carder bumblebee.

Please meet at reception at Lytes Cary Manor, ready to depart at 11am.

For directions click here. Please book via the National Trust, by phone on 01458 224471, or email lytescarymanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

This event is suitable for adults and older children wearing outdoor clothing and footwear appropriate for rough field margins and long grass. The walk may be cancelled or delayed in the event of rain at the scheduled start time.

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Tuesday 25 July 2017
Bumblebee Survey

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre.
Betws Bledrws
LAMPETER
Ceredigion
SA48 8PB

Time: 11am - 3pm

Come and learn more about our most important pollinators at this FREE bumblebee survey event with Conservation Officer, Sinead Lynch.

Hosted by Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, you will explore the habitats around Denmark Farm and identify as many bumblebees as we can, looking at the different bumblebee species up-close. The event is an opportunity to learn a bit about bumblebee identification and ecology, and for those more experienced, to practise their bumblebee identification skills!

Bring lunch, water, waterproof, sunscreen, and sturdy footwear, plus nets, pots and hand lens if you have them.

To find out more, or to book your place, please visit Denmark Farm Conservation Centre.

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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