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Identifying Bumblebees

  • NON-RESIDENT: £250

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

This long weekend course is designed for countryside professionals and amateur naturalists interested in learning more about these important and threatened insects. It is particularly suitable for anyone involved in biological recording schemes at a local or county level.

Field excursions will enable you to become fully familiar with the key identification features of the more common species of bumblebee, as well as several species of parasitic cuckoo bumblebee. This will then help you recognise the rarer species.

Workshop sessions will introduce the preparation of voucher specimens and the features used in the identification of preserved specimens. An evening presentation will also provide an insight into the life cycle and ecology of bumblebees.

Bursaries are available for this course. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

Paul Lee is an experienced adult education tutor and an ecological consultant specialising in invertebrate ecology and conservation. Each year he regularly leads a suite of invertebrate identification courses here at Flatford Mill.

Accreditation: This course is part of the University Certificate in Biological Recording run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There is assessment of learning on the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work. Credits from these assessments contribute towards the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification.

To gain University Credits you must register in advance. To do this, please contact the

Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology Manchester Metropolitan University (Shrewsbury Office),
The Gateway,

Telephone: 01743 355137 E-mail: [email protected]

For more information about the course please visit the MMU website: http://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

The course is also suitable for non-credit students.

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Identifying Bumblebees

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here.

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