Free Bee Walks available at Sheepdrove

BeeWalks are available at Sheepdrove during 2024. These walks play a crucial part in developing a better picture of Sheepdrove’s bee populations and will help other farmers to make good habitat provision for these wonderful (and very useful) little creatures.

About BeeWalks

BeeWalk is a national recording scheme run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BCT) to monitor the abundance of bumblebees on transects (paths along which one counts and records occurrences of the objects of study) across the country.  These transects would be impossible without volunteers, who identify and count the bumblebees they see on a monthly walk along a set route from March to October.

Anyone can become a BeeWalker – all you need is some basic identification knowledge and a spare few hours or so every month to walk a fixed route of about a mile (you choose where it goes), and submit your sightings.

The information collected by BeeWalk volunteers is integral to monitoring how bumblebee populations change through time It will allow the BCT to detect early warning signs of population declines and will contribute to important long-term monitoring of bumblebee population changes in response to changes in land-use and climate change.

More information can be found on the BCT website.

BeeWalks at Sheepdrove

To register for free Bee Walks at Sheepdrove email (marked FAO Rosie) and you will be added to WhatsApp group with the date of upcoming walks and further information. This is a great opportunity to learn about bees, how to identify and what plants they thrive on.

Upcoming walk: Monday 20 May – contact Rosie above for time and location.


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