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BWARS forum - first, please read this

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.

 

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Possible affect of Harlequin Ladybirds on Ants and Wasps

Last year I noted a change in local ant and wasp populations in my garden and nearby allotment.

For the last seven or eight years the plum trees in both areas have been heavily infested by aphids.   These were well attended by the usual black ants.   As the season developed wasps also clearly had a great interest in the trees.   So much so that I had to be wary when doing any light pruning.

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Bee Workshop with Steven Falk at Elsecar

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.

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28 March 2018

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

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

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20-22 July 2018

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

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

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01-03 June 2018

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

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

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25-27 May 2018

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Fri, 25/05/2018

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

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

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04-06 May 2018

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Intermediate Bumblebee Ecology and Identification course

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

 

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09 May 2018

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Beginners Bumblebee Ecology & Identification course

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

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08 April 2018

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