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This forum is a place to discuss matters related to BWARS and general matters related to aculeates.

 

It is not intended as a forum for identification queries. We may add this feature in due course, but meanwhile, if you need help identifying bees, wasps and ants, please use either iSpot or the BWARS forum on Yahoo.

 

Identifying Solitary Bees - Beginner’s Workshop

Day workshop run by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists’ Society.

Tutor:Nick Owens.

Venue: Sheringham Park, Norfolk. 10.30 – 3.30.

Cost £15.

To book email Nick Owens - owensnw7@gmail.com

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Saturday 30th April 2016
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Common Wasp Vespa vulgaris

This has been walking around the reception area of Monkton Nature Reserve in Thanet, Kent. There have been two 'sightings'. No sign of Bumblebees yet.

An Introduction to Bumblebee Ecology and Identification (Sussex Wildlife Trust)

Location: Rye Harbour, East Sussex
Course Leader: Dr Nikki Gammans

Indoor and outdoor sessions looking at bumblebee identification, ecology, behaviour, lifecycle and conservation. We will also discuss gardening for bumblebees and other insect pollinators. No previous knowledge required.

Booking essential. More details HERE

 

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Sunday 17th July
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Sun, 17/07/2016

Bumblebee Safari (BBCT/NC500)

Join BBCT's Conservation Officer, Katy Malone for a guided walk, as part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, to find some of the numerous colourful bumblebees in the county and learn about their fascinating lives. Will we find the rare great yellow bumblebee? Join us in the search! No booking required.

Venue: Castlehill Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown, Caithness, KW14 8TG

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

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Saturday 28 May 2016
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Sat, 28/05/2016

Bumblebee Identification for Beginners Caithness (BBCT/NC500)

Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? As part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, this one day Beginners' workshop will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Castlehill, followed by an afternoon site visit around the beautiful gardens and heritage flagstone trail. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills.

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Saturday 28 May 2016
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Biological Monitoring: Plants and Pollinators (FSC)

This Residential workshop on plant-pollinator monitoring (led by Damien Hicks, Graham Stone and Pierre Ouverard) will focus on taxonomic identification, robust field survey and inference, and floral assay for pollen and nectar. We will cater for all levels of experience and all are welcome. Please feel free to use our growing image collection of UK flower visitor specimens at https://www.flickr.com/photos/132220632@N04/sets/

RESIDENT (SOLE OCCUPANCY): £325 RESIDENT (SHARED ROOM): £295 NON-RESIDENT: £225

Location:  Millport

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Friday 01 July 2016 to Monday 04 July 2016
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Fri, 01/07/2016

Bees, Hoverflies and Flowers: Pollinators and Pollination (FSC)

Bees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects play an enormously important role in natural habitats and agricultural systems alike. Some pollinators are known to be declining, and their conservation is a cause for concern. This course (led by Martin Harvey) introduces the insects that play a role in pollination, helping you to recognise them, understand how they interact with flowering plants, and find out how to play your part in conserving them.

Location:  Epping Forest 

Level: Intermediate

NON-RESIDENT: £42

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Saturday 25 June 2016
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Sat, 25/06/2016

Pollination: Bees, Hoverflies and Flowers in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (FSC)

Bees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects play an enormously important role in natural habitats and agricultural systems alike. Some pollinators are known to be declining, and their conservation is a cause for concern. This course (led by Martin Harvey) introduces the insects that play a role in pollination, helping you to recognise them, understand how they interact with flowering plants, and find out how to play your part in conserving them.

Venue: London Projects

Level: Beginners

NON-RESIDENT: £37

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Saturday 11 June 2016
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Sat, 11/06/2016

Solitary Bees: Identification and Ecology (FSC)

This intermediate residential course (led by Ian Cheeseborough) will introduce participants to the identification and ecology of solitary bees including nesting and foraging requirements, hosts and associated aculeate nest parasites. Introduction to the identification of genera and species will be through a combination of presentations, field visits and microscope workshops using keys and prepared specimens. By the end of the course participants should be more confident in identifying the more commonly encountered families and genera.

Location: Flatford Mill

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Friday 15 July 2016 to Friday 22 July 2016
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Fri, 15/07/2016
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