This course provides an introduction to identifying bees to genus. This includes a short presentation introducing the morphological features used to identify specimens to genus level, followed by practical sessions guided by our expert tutor. During the lab sessions, you’ll explore a wide variety of different bee species, including ones that can be trickier to identify in the field. This course will use the Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland, by Steven Falk – copies will be available for use from our reference library.
Through a combination of taught classroom content and lab-based practical sessions, learners will gain confidence in using the identification key and preserved specimens to identify bees to genus level.