Solitary Bees: Identification and Ecology
- Location: Flatford Mill
- Tutor: Ian Cheeseborough
- Dates : Friday 14 July 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017
- Level: Intermediate
- RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £575
- RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £453
- NON-RESIDENT: £414
This course 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.
Ian Cheeseborough is self-employed in the field of habitat management and entomological surveys, mainly in Shropshire. He has been studying aculeate Hymenoptera – bees, wasps and ants for the past fourteen years and is County Recorder for this group of insects. Ian will be accompanied by Rebecca Cartwright, who used to work for FSC at Rhyd-y-creuau.
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