Saving our bumblebees is a fundraising evening with all profits raised from this event going to support the work of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.
Talk by Prof David 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.
Doors open at 7pm and Orchard Origins will run a bar throughout the evening, serving local ciders and apple juice, with all profits invested in wildlife conservation and the sustainable management of traditional orchards in Herefordshire.
The talk will start at 7:45pm until 8.50pm, followed by an opportunity to pose questions at the end of the talk.
Venue: Hereford Sixth Form College’s Performing Arts Centre, Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LU
Cost: £10 .50
Places are limited so booking is essential. Book online at www.herefordshiewt.org or call 01432 356872