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Making a Buzz for the Coast – no whiling away the winter months in Kent

Whilst the winter months might be a quieter time for our bumblebees, for projects such as Making a Buzz for the Coast they are a great opportunity to firm up plans and get out and about to talk to as many people as possible as their thoughts start to turn to the year ahead.

Making a Buzz for the Coast is one of the Trust’s developing projects and focuses on strengthening and protecting our wild bee populations around 300 miles of Kent’s coastline, from Dartford to Rye.  In June 2015 this partnership project, which is being led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, was awarded an initial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a year of development work. After a busy summer of surveying potential habitat sites around the coast, trialling approaches for teaching people how to identify some of Kent’s most special rare bee species and visiting local events to get people’s ideas for the project, the autumn and winter have been a great opportunity to develop plans in more detail.