Bees & Blondies

Join us for an afternoon of bee hunting! We will be learning how to identify bees, looking and recording what species we find and enjoying a delicious homemade blondie by a local baker.

Event begins at 11am and ends around 2pm.

We have a number of locations that we use throughout South Wales for our Bees & Blondies days – check the box on the right for the location and date of the tours.
Suitable for children, families and those with physical and hidden disabilities.

Overview:
A gentle walk around some fantastic areas for bees, we will have some identification guides on some easy to spot bees. With your guide, we will be looking at what species we can see such as common species like; Buff-tailed Bumblebees, Honey Bees, Common Bumblebee, Tree Bumblebee to the more site specific butterflies like Shrill-carder Bee, Common carder Bee, and Mason Bees.

As we walk around our sites, we will have wildlife recording sheets where we aim to record as much data as possible of the species we are seeing and record the abundance of each species. We want to see people enjoying bees and learning of their identification whilst having fun! Our leader will collect samples of some of the species we find and put them in pots, we can then take them to our base and learn more about their work as pollinators and their identification.

We’ll return to our base, with our sample species to then enjoy a delicious homemade blondie by a local baker whilst exploring our bee identifacation further. (please ensure you fill our dietary requirements and allergies for all participants on the booking form).

Price per person:
£10 adults £5 children

Max group size:
20

Upcoming dates:
➪ 5th June 2021 (Botanic Garden of Wales)

Locations:
Swansea:
– Rhossili

Bridgend:
– Kenfig NNR

Carmarthenshire:
– Castle Woods, Dinefwr
– National Botanic Garden of Wales

Tour Leaders