Diary

Check here regularly for updates on workshops, publication deadlines and more.

Please note that BWARS is not responsible for any aspect of events that are run by other organisations or individuals. For events not organised by BWARS, details must be checked with the event organiser in case of alterations to costings, timings, dates and venues.

Bee Workshop with Steven Falk at Elsecar

28 March 2018

The day will be led by Steven Falk one of Britain’s foremost experts of bees and other pollinators. Steven recently wrote the first ever field guide to British bees and is also well known as an insect illustrator.  Join us for our fantastic day looking at wild bees up close using microscopes and also learn more about their behaviour, ecology and conservation.

The day will be targeted as an ‘introductory’ workshop but will study bees at a more intermediate and amateur naturalist level as required for this level of detail. Participants will use microscopes and keys to observe a range of specimens up close and will learn all about the ecology of wild British bees.

Ideally participants will need a copy of Steve’s field guide to fully engage with the course, however some copies will be available to borrow, or Steve will have copies on hand for sale if you would like your own copy

Date: 28th March 2018 (09.30 - 16.00)

Venue: Elsecar Heritage Centre

The workshop is FREE , however places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. To book your place please contact the DVLP using the details below.

Contact DVLP[at]Barnsley.gov.uk or Phone: 01226 772414

Beginners Bumblebee Ecology & Identification course

08 April 2018

The Short-haired Bumblebee Project (Bombus subterraneus) is running a beginners bumblebee ecology and identification course on 8th April at RSPB Dungeness. The course costs £12 and runs from 10-3pm.

Booking is essential so please email the course leader, Dr. Nikki Gammans to book your place. Joining instructions will be provided on booking:

nikki.gammans[at]bumblebeeconservation.org

Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Margam, South Wales.

04-06 May 2018

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 04-06 May 2018

Venue: FSC Margam

Booking essential and places limited

Booking details: http://www.field-studies-council.org/individuals-and-families/courses/20...

Intermediate Bumblebee Ecology and Identification course

09 May 2018

The Short-haired Bumblebee Project (Bombus subterraneus) is running an intermediate bumblebee ecology and identification course on 6th May at RSPB Dungeness. The course costs £12 and runs from 10-3pm.

Booking is essential so please email the course leader, Dr. Nikki Gammans to book your place. Joining instructions will be provided on booking:

nikki.gammans[at]bumblebeeconservation.org

 

Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Blencathra, the Lake District

25-27 May 2018

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 25-27 May 2018

Venue: FSC Blencathra, the Lake District

Booking essential and places limited

Booking details: http://www.field-studies-council.org/individuals-and-families/courses/20...

Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales

01-03 June 2018

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 01-03 June 2018

Venue: FSC Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales

Booking essential and places limited

Booking details: http://www.field-studies-council.org/individuals-and-families/courses/2018/mt/identifying-bees-with-steven-falk-73757.aspx

 

Identifying Bees with Steven Falk at FSC Slapton Ley, South Devon

20-22 July 2018

The course will provide an introduction to bees, then a chance to identify them under the microscope using the dichotomous keys and images in the new field guide and also the resources available on Steven's British Bees on Flickr site. A field trip (weather dependent) will allow you to see living ones and develop basic collecting and field identification skills and better understand their ecology and conservation. Lots of fun, the only long faces allowed are those of garden bumblebees.

Dates: 20-22 July 2018

Venue: FSC Slapton Ley, South Devon

Booking essential and places limited

Booking details: http://www.field-studies-council.org/individuals-and-families/courses/2018/sl/identifying-bees-73819.aspx