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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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.

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Saturday 12 August
Bumblebees for Beginners

Haddo Country Park
Methlick, Ellon
Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

Join Katy Malone, BBCT Conservation Officer (Scotland), in identifying some of the common bumblebee species found in Aberdeenshire. The day will comprise of talks in the morning discovering more about bumblebee ecology and identification features, followed by a walk around the meadows and gardens in the afternoon to catch and examine the different bumblebee species.


This is a free event, however a suggested donation of £5 would help cover costs and support bumblebee conservation.


This event is suitable for adults and older children. Please bring clothing suitable for the weather, and a packed lunch or money to purchase food at the cafe at lunchtime.


Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential via our online booking form.


For more information and details on how to book, please contact katy.malone@bumblebeeconservation.org.

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Sunday 13 August 2017
Discover the world of bees

Bodymoor Heath Lane
Kingsbury
Sutton Coldfield
B76 0DY

Time: 11am - 4pm

The Friends of Kingsbury Water Park are hosting a family friendly event discovering the world of bees! Join them at the Old Barn coffee shop and ask Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer Ron Rock for ideas about how you can help our pollinators, or understand how bees pollinate our crops with the Nuneaton & Atherstone Bee Keepers.

Throughout the day there will be craft activities and bug hunts for all the family to enjoy and learn a little more about the importance of our bees!

Please note: there is a £4.50 car parking charge at the barrier.

Kingsbury Water Park

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Wednesday 16 August 2017
Bumblebees Beginners Identification course

National Trust’s Llanerchaeronestate
Ceredigion

Time: 10am –3pm

Join Sinead Lynch, Conservation Officer, Bumblebee Conservation Trust who will introduce you to bumblebee ecology and learn the key differentiating characteristics of each common species.

Booking essential: To book please call LynzieFitzpatrick, National Trust, on 01545 573010.