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Talk, Thu 27 Oct 2016

Saving Our Bumblebees

Saving Our Bumblebees


Folly Lane,

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Thu 27 Oct Saving Our Bumblebees


Talk by Professor Dave Goulson, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, author of numerous publications and popular books including A Sting in the Tale and A Buzz in the Meadow and currently Professor of Biology (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment) at the University of Sussex.

Bumblebees are amongst the most clever and remarkable of insects and the talk will outline some of their fascinating behaviours, including how they use their smelly feet to avoid empty flowers. Prof Goulson will also discuss the various causes of bee declines, including the controversy over the effects of neonicotinoids pesticides, and go on to consider the many ways we can all pitch in and help these vital insects, from planting bee-friendly flowers in our gardens and parks to taking part in nationwide citizen science surveys.

This is a fundraising evening with all profits raised going to support the work of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

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Thu 27 Oct 2016
Doors open at 7pm and Orchard Origins will run a bar throughout the evening, serving local ciders and apple juice.

The talk will start at 7:45pm until 8.50pm, followed by an opportunity to pose questions at the end of the talk.





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