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Bees of Great Britain and Ireland published

BWARS member Steven Falk's much anticipated Field Guide to Bees of Great Britain and Ireland has been published.  This is the first extensive guide to all the British and Irish bee species since Edward Saunder's 1896 tome - The Hymenoptera Aculeata of the British Islands. The new field guide is 432 pages, with keys, species accounts and many photographs of nearly every species. In addition there are many illustrations by renowned insect illustrator Richard Lewington.

Collecting and Recording Insects (BENHS/University of Sussex)

A Combined indoor and field meeting at the University of Sussex for both experts and those wishing to extend their entomological interests. Ideal for students.

A series of short introductory talks on several insect groups will include comments on taxonomy, identification and collecting techniques. Participants will then have the opportunity to collect specimens on the campus and in Stanmer Park, and then process and identify their material in the lab under expert guidance.

 

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Saturday 7 May & Sunday 8 May

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Sat, 07/05/2016

BENHS AGM and Members' Day 2016 (BENHS)

BWARS is affiliated to The British Entomological and Natural History Society and the BENHS meeting at Oxford University Museum is open to members and non-members alike. As well as a short AGM, there is a wide range of subjects covered in the talks and presentations - from Forensic Entomology to Steven Falk talking about his new Bee Book

Speakers include Gavin Broad (NHML), Simon Leather (Harper Adams), Allessandro Giusti and Alberto Zilli (NHML)

 

Timings: 10.00 -17.00

Venue: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, OXFORD, OX1 3PW

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Saturday 19 March 2016

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Sat, 19/03/2016

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

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