Refurbishing the Bee Hotel: Different Bees, Different Needs with The Biological Recording Company

Thursday 11th April, 2024 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Dr Linda Birkin & Isobel Sexton report their findings on what does and doesn’t work when it comes to providing your very own Air Bee ‘n’ Bee

Putting up a bee hotel is a popular – and accessible – wildlife gardening activity, but typical designs are very focused on the needs of a small sub-set of solitary bees. Buzz Club projects are looking to expand the ecological value of the Hymenopteran hotel to provide support for a much wider range of insects. They also aim to identify and avoid possible pitfalls and problems when using these in real garden environments!

Dr Linda Birkin is a specialist in citizen science and urban entomology. She has a particular interest in ecological outreach and wildlife gardening.

Issy Sexton is a Research Assistant at the University of Sussex, specialising in pollinator-focused citizen science. She also has a background in community engagement and environmental policy.

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