Learn how to distinguish between the most common bumblebee species and practice catching and identifying bees in the field
From 09.30 for 10.00 until 13.00
At Adhisthana Court, Coddington HR8 1JL
On this training course you will learn how to distinguish between the most common bumblebee species, practice catching and identifying bumblebees in the field and learn how to set up a BeeWalk. Please arrive at 09.30 for a 10.00am start. Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival. Please bring your own water bottles, snacks etc.
You will need:-
- A What’s that Bumblebee Guide The most useful drawings and common species
- Beginner butterfly/bee net. Available from Watkins and Doncaster or NHBS
- A queen bee marking pot from Watkins and Doncaster or NHBS or beekeeping supplier
- Plastic/glass tubes Watkins and Doncaster or NHBS (optional)
- A hand lens x 10 (optional) from NHBS - you can use x15 or x20 if that’s what you buy for your plant ID.
Any queries to Caroline Hanks (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rory Johnson (email@example.com) or Sue Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bookings with the Hub Bookings will open on 1st June, places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
When you book please indicate where you will be carrying out your bumblebee monitoring and/ or if you would be happy to support other landowners in your area to also set up BeeWalks.