Bombus who?

Curious to learn more about the bumble bees sighted in the walled garden,
I emailed Dawn Ewing at the BBCT. I wanted an expert opinion about the identity of the bees in the photos. And to see if I could join volunteers to learn more about Bumble Bees on a one day workshop. Below the photo is her reply (included here with her permission).

Thank you for your email and for posting about bumblebees on your blog. I would agree with Barbara that it was most likely the Red-tailed bumblebee that you spotted. If you want to check any future images then please try uploading your bumblebee photos to our BeeWatch survey – http://bumblebeeconservation.org/get-involved/surveys/

Your community sounds like it is doing some great things for wildlife and I hope that we can furnish you with the skills and enthusiasm to further promote the humble bumblebee at our training day in Liverpool.

I look forward to meeting you then.

The Bumble Bee Conservation Trust is holding a series of day events.
I’ve already booked my place but there are places left.
It isn’t too late to apply.

Training dates and locations:

DateLocation
21 July RSPB Headquarters, Sandy, Befordshire
22 July RSPB Newport Wetlands reserve, Newport
28 July National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool
29 July Wolseley Centre, Stafford
5 August University of Stirling, Stirling
11 August WWT Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne

If you would like to join us at one of the workshops, please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org and include the date and location of your preferred event in the subject line of the email,
e.g. “Training day registration – Newport – 22 July”.

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If you are unable to join in an event there, then it’s worth a look at their website.
The photos of the bees are stunning.

http://bumblebeeconservation.org/

Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

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One response to “Bombus who?

  1. Pingback: A-Z of Chadkirk : Bees | Friends of Chadkirk

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