We have nearly 270 species of wild bee in the UK, including bumblebees, mason bees, mining bees, cuckoo bees and many more. They are vitally important in natural ecosystems, and as pollinators of the majority of crops we humans grow.
Sadly, many are in rapid decline. Dave Goulson will explain the causes of this trend, and how we can all help to reverse it, by making our gardens more insect-friendly.
All profits from this event will go to helping Avon Needs Trees buy land in the Bristol-Avon Catchment Area to create new, permanent woodland.
Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. His new book, Gardening for Bumblebees: A Practical Guide to Creating a Paradise for Pollinators, comes out in April 2021.
He is also the author of 2010’s Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, 2013’s A Sting in the Tale, 2014’s A Buzz in the Meadow, 2017’s Bee Quest, and The Garden Jungle, published in 2019. Goulson also founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members.