Bee Identification Course

websiteBee ID Course with Steven Falk

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd June 2019

Steven Falk is a leading naturalist in the UK and recently published the ground-breaking Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain & Ireland. He was awarded the prestigious Royal Entomological Society/Marsh Award for Insect Conservation in 2012.

Steven will utilise 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.

The course will take place over two days, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019, at the Field Centre. Limited self-catering accommodation can be provided from the evening of Friday 21st.

Cost:

* £70 non-residential

* £130 residential, sole occupancy in Twin Room

* £110 residential, double occupancy in Twin Room

* £100 residential, shared in Family Room of six

All costs per person. Accommodation nearby can also be recommended upon request.

Please note this course will build on microscope skills and fresh specimens will be used. You will need access to a suitable microscope for large parts of the course. We may have some available so do get in touch. If not it may be possible to loan one for the weekend from a local university. The ethics and rules of collecting specimens will be explained, and bee-pinning for making and curating specimens demonstrated. Participants will need a copy of Steven’s Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland in order to fully engage with the course. If you don’t already have one, these can be purchased direct from Steven on the course for the special price of £30.

For bookings please email sbbotmail@gmail.com.