The Tale of the Ivy Bee: A New British Species

Thursday 10th August, 2023 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online via Zoom

Learn about a new species of bee to colonise Britain and the research being undertaken to monitor it.

This webinar will provide an overview of the ecology and behaviour of one of Britain’s newest insects! The Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) is a species that was discovered in 1993 from specimens taken in Southern Europe. Since then, this charismatic and determined solitary bee has colonized the British Isles and established itself as an integral part of the UK’s fascinating pollinator fauna.

Aaron Bhambra is an entomologist from the West Midlands with several years of experience as an invertebrate ecologist and environmental educator. Aaron is currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Birmingham, researching the effects of habitat fragmentation on pollinator populations.

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