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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Solitary Bees: Identification and Ecology

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Ian Cheeseborough
  • Dates: Wednesday 17 July 2019 to Monday 22 July 2019
  • Level: Intermediate
  • NON-RESIDENT: £425

Accommodation is limited for this course. There are only rooms available for the Wednesday - Friday nights. There are several places locally which could help with accommodation for the final 2 nights. Apologies for this inconvenience.


This course will introduce participants to the identification and ecology of solitary bees. The identification of genera and species will be through a combination of presentations, field visits and microscopy using keys and prepared specimens. Suitable for those who have some previous experience of bee ID or who have attended an introductory workshop. By the end of the course participants will be more confident in identifying the more commonly encountered genera and species. Bursaries are available for this course, generously organised by the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

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.Accommodation is limited for this course. We have rooms available for Wednesday - Friday nights only. There are several places locally could offer accommodation for the final 2 nights. We apologise for this inconvenience.

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 fifteen years and is County Recorder for this group of insects. He also runs a number of courses on aculeates at FSC Preston Montford.

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