Events calendar

Apr
1
Mon
Beginners’ bumblebee ID course @ Rainham Marshes, Essex, RM19 1SZ
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Apr
6
Sat
Talk: North Devon Bumblebees and their Conservation @ Bradford and Cookbury village hall, Devon
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
7
Sun
Beginner’s bumblebee ID course @ Boulderwell Farm, Dungeness Rd, Romney Marsh TN29 9PN, UK
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Click here for more information about this course

Booking essential: please email nikki.gammans@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Apr
11
Thu
Field practice session for bumblebee identification @ Faversham Road, Seasalter, Kent
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Field practice sessions for bumblebee identification great for beginners or as a refresher. Come and join the Making a Buzz for the Coast team and gain bumblebee identification skills! Learn how to identify bumblebees out in the field, perfect for BeeWalkers or keen wildlife watchers! Please contact the Making a buzz for the Coast team for location information and to book: Rosie.Earwaker@kentwildlife.org.uk

All welcome – training and equipment is provided on the day and no previous experience required.

Apr
12
Fri
Meet the Bilberry bumblebee @ Edale Visitor Centre, Fieldhead, Hope Valley, Edale S33 7ZA, United Kingdom
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free event – no need to book on, just turn up.

With our friends from the Peak District National Park, we will be running fun family activities to discover all about the Peak District’s iconic Bilberry bumblebee – why she’s a secret superhero and what we can do to help look after her.

Please note: there is no parking available at the Visitor Centre, but a large pay and display car park is available at the entrance to the village – Edale Village Hall Car Park Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZL. Assistance dogs only.

https://peakdistrict.cinolla.com/ranger/courses/family-events-at-edale-visitor-centre—with-the-bumblebee-conservation-trust

Contact rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 07525 115724 for more details

An Evening of Otters, Bumblebees and Himalayan Balsam @ Withleigh Village Hall, Tiverton, Devon
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
13
Sat
Bumblebee Seed Ball workshop @ Sandwich Library, Sandwich CT13 9DA
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A brilliant family event, free to attend and booking is essential!

Want to learn more about how to create bee-friendly gardens? Come and join the Making a Buzz for the Coast team and make your own seed balls to take away, each will be packed with a bumblebees favourite flowers.

Suitable for children 5+ and all children must be accompanied by an adult
Free tickets available at the Library, limited availability! Email the team for more information: mab@bumblebeeconservation.org

Apr
14
Sun
Advanced Bumblebee ID course @ Phoenix House, Central Ave, Sittingbourne ME10 4BX, UK
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Take a closer look at the anatomy and distinguishing features of bumblebees within this advanced identification course. This is an indoor event using microscopy to identify bumblebee caste and species. Come and join the team plus the brilliant Dr Richard Comont for a unique opportunity to take an in-depth look at one of the most iconic insects.

Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Apr
15
Mon
Field practice session for bumblebee identification @ Rainham Marshes, Essex, RM19 1SZ
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Field practice sessions for bumblebee identification. Learn how to identify bumblebees out in the field, perfect for BeeWalkers or keen wildlife watchers! Please contact Rosie to book: Rosie.Earwaker@buglife.org.uk

All welcome – training and equipment is provided on the day and no previous experience required. Two sessions held at:

  • Monday 15 April 14:00 – 16:00, Rainham Marshes, Essex
  • Tuesday 11 June 14:00 – 16:00, Canvey Wick, Essex
Apr
16
Tue
Bumblebee Safari @ The Glen, The Glen Street entrance, ME12 2SG
Apr 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Drop in – no booking required.

Join us – Making a Buzz for the Coast for a bumblebee safari on the beautiful Isle of Sheppey! Find out more about bumblebees, why they are becoming rare and why Kent is so important. You will find out where bumblebees live and what flowers are their favourites. You will also have an opportunity to take a look at the bumblebees up close!

A brilliant event for the whole family and all ages! – Children attending should must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Email the team for more information: mab@bumblebeeconservation.org

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