Tue, 28 Mar|
Old Heath Community Centre
The Forgotten Bees - Ted Benton and Nick Owen
Learn more about the 'other' bees - the solitary bees. These include leafcutters, wool-carders, miners, masons and plasterers – the crafts people of the insect world!
Time & Location
28 Mar, 20:00 – 22:00
Old Heath Community Centre, D'Arcy Rd, Colchester CO2 8BB, UK
About the Event
In the media, advertising and children’s literature ‘bees’ means honeybees – and they are often misrepresented as stripy bumblebees. But in recent years concern about loss of pollinating insects has revealed how important and fascinating are our 230 or so species of ‘other’ bees – the solitary bees. These include leafcutters, wool-carders, miners, masons and plasterers – the crafts people of the insect world!
Our president, Ted Benton and eminent Norfolk naturalist, Nick Owens, have spent the last 5 years working on a major book about these Solitary Bees for the New Naturalist series. They will present some of their findings, and show some video clips of the behaviour and ecology of these amazing creatures.