Skills for Bees Cymru is a project delivered by The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, we are dedicated to recording Wales’ rarest and most overlooked bumblebee species. Through volunteer training and record contributions, the project aims to enhance our knowledge and protect these fascinating species. we have partnered with Buglife and the Neath port Talbot B-lines project to help deliver at this amazing site.
Beeblitz days are being organized throughout Wales, focusing on areas with potential habitats for Rare and under-recorded species. Neath is among these areas, the day will focus on identifying rare species in the field and recording as many bumblebees as possible in Giant’s Grave hillside in Neath. especially for the rare bees such as brown-banded and Long-horned bees.
All adults are welcome, but this event is best suited for those with basic knowledge of bumblebee species and identification, seeking to apply their classroom skills or improve further.
What you need to know:
We will meet at the layby at the end of Bryn-teg road at 10. please be aware The eventbrite map is not accurate, there is limited parking here, please do not block the resident’s access and if full please find parking further down the residential road. please refer to the picture below for directions or alternatively, the meeting point can be found via What three words: meant.trails.theme or grid ref: SS737951
Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch, water, and appropriate footwear and clothing for a full summer day in the field. Field equipment can be provided, but supplies are limited. Therefore, participants are encouraged to bring their own if possible. For more information, please contact the Skills for Bees project officer Tom Bucher-Flynn at [email protected] or for on-the-day instructions, reach us via mobile at 07842 310 394.
If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. Enjoy your field day!