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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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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

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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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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

Identifying Solitary Wasps (FSC)

This short, introductory course (led by Ian Cheeseborough) is for anyone who would like to learn about the identification and ecology of solitary wasps. Time will be spent in the field observing and discussing the requirements of a variety of genera found around the Centre grounds. There will also be an opportunity to study and identify prepared specimens to species level using a variety of entomological keys.

Location:  Preston Montford 

Level: Open for Everyone

NON-RESIDENT: £35

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Sunday 26 June 2016

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Sun, 26/06/2016

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