17th Aug, 2019

'Bees for Beginners' course at Lower Smite Farm guaranteed to have you 'buzzing'

PEOPLE wanting an activity guaranteed to get them ‘buzzing’ can go along to ‘Bees for Beginners’ at Lower Smite Farm tomorrow (Saturday).

Participants will join county bee recorder Geoff Trevis and naturalist Wendy Carter to discover more about the lives of bees, how to recognise some of Worcestershire’s more common species and how they can be helped.

The course takes place at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s offices at Lower Smite Farm in Martin Hussingtree, between Worcester and Droitwich Spa, where participants will be able to search for bees in the wildlife garden and amongst crops planted for pollinators.

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Sadie Carr Simons, who organises the courses, explained “If you want to know your bumblebee from your solitary bee or your fritillary from your skipper, we’ve got just the thing to help.

“Many of us are doing so much more to help wildlife in our gardens but we don’t know what’s turning up and making the most of our flowers. Our sessions to find out more about the insects that we share our space with are part of a whole series of courses to help people find out more about our natural world.

“Our informal and fun sessions are aimed at adults who’d like to know more about our wildlife – from a general introduction to which insect is which to more details sessions to help explain the differences between damselflies and dragonflies.”

Each course lasts for between three and five hours and costs £30. Booking is essential and can be made by visiting www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/whats-on and searching for ‘course’.

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