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Look out for a new bee-fly

In April 2017 Rob Mills photographed a distinctive insect in his garden. This turned out to be the bee-fly Anthrax anthrax, a species never confirmed from Britain before. The bee-fly was sitting on a bee hotel in his garden near Cambridge, on a log drilled with holes containing solitary bee brood cells.


Anthrax anthrax. Photo: Rob Mills

Bees, Hoverflies and Flowers: Pollinators and Pollination

Martin Harvey leads this course introducing a range of pollinating insects, including the variety of different bees and hoverflies: how to find them, how to recognise them and what their role is in pollination. We’ll be able to explore the rich flower meadows and hedgerows of Forty Hall Farm.  A number of projects have been set up recently to help record and conserve pollinators, and you’ll be able to find out how to take part in these.

Venue: Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA

Price: £35

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24 June 2017

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Sat, 24/06/2017

2 Day Bee Identification Workshop At Rye Harbour, East Sussex

Steven Falk, author of the 2015 best-selling Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland, has teamed up with the Short-haired Bumblebee Project and Sussex Wildlife Trust to provide a 2 day course specifically aimed at learning about the complex art of solitary bee identification.

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July 1 & 2 2017

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Sat, 01/07/2017

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