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Bumblebee surveying in the Cairngorms (National Insect Week)

A close-up of a Red-tailed bumblebee queen feeding on a pink flower.

Date: 28 June 2024
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Online – Microsoft Teams webinar
Cost: Free

Get buzzing this National Insect Week 2024! Whether you’re a beginner to bumblebees or an experienced bee enthusiast, this free online event will help to kickstart your BeeWalk journey.

The Cairngorms National Park is a traditionally under recorded area for bumblebees, but in order to best conserve and protect these fascinating and important insects, we need to know where they are and how they are doing in those areas. Reporting your bumblebee sightings is a great way to contribute towards bumblebee conservation efforts.

In this online workshop, we’ll cover some of the different ways of contributing bumblebee records before focusing in on the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s citizen science scheme – BeeWalk. If you’d like to learn more about how to survey for bumblebees in the Cairngorms National Park, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced bee enthusiast, this event will help to kickstart your BeeWalk journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with nature and make a difference!

This is not a species identification course. If you would like to learn to tell apart different bumblebee species, look out for our other event listings as we regularly hold beginner and intermediate identification courses online and in-person.