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Solitary Bees: Identification and Ecology

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Ian Cheeseborough
  • Dates: Friday 13 July 2018 to Friday 20 July 2018
  • Times: 07:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Intermediate
  • NON-RESIDENT: £435

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.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

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