Love solitary bees? We’d love you to join us for an hour of tweeting and buzzing about these Brilliant bees over on Twitter from 11am to 12pm on Tuesday 6th November 2018. Join in the buzz and share a photo of wildflower flowers you’ve grown, a patch in your garden you’ve left wild for pollinators, or your solitary bee friendly sunflower pot. Share facts, ask a question or just enjoy the conversation. However you decide to join in the fun, just make sure to use the #solitarybeehour hashtag and tag @SolitaryBeeWeek. See you on Twitter!
Love solitary bees? If so, join us for an hour of buzzing about these wonderful pollinators on Twitter from 11am to 12pm on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, and the first Tuesday of every month. Share a photo of wildflower flowers you’ve grown or a patch in your garden you’ve left wild for pollinators, or your solitary bee friendly sunflower pot. You could share a snap of your favourite solitary bee, your favourite fact, or just let us know how much you love them! However you decide to join in the fun, make sure to use the #solitarybeehour hashtag and tag @SolitaryBeeWeek. See you on Twitter!
Open your eyes to the wonderful world of bees at this special event set in Knoll’s beautiful naturalistic garden. Learn from the experts on guided walks, discover the best plants to attract bees to your garden, meet Knoll’s resident bumblebee surveyor and find out about the importance of encouraging solitary bees to your garden.
No booking required
Join Penryn Buzz for a guided tour of the town, learning how to transform carparks, housing estates and public parks into solitary bee friendly places. The project also engages the community in supporting pollinators in their own gardens and to also increase the awareness of pollinator conservation in urban areas.
Where do solitary bees live? How do you tell the difference between a solitary bee and a hoverfly? What kind of flowers should I plant to encourage pollinators? With over 240 species of solitary bee in the UK alone, there is so much to learn about these creatures. Join us for a 1 hour Q&A on Twitter, where you can ask all your solitary bee related questions to a panel from the University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute. Simply ask your question and then tag the @SolitaryBeeWeek account along with the #solitarybeeweek hashtag.
Celebrate our solitary bees and create a buzz in your office by wearing your stripes to work on Wednesday 4th July. Join the conversation on social using the #earnyourstripes hashtag, and take a look all the other striped top photos shared - as varied as our bees. Download the solitary bee fact file and fill your lunch break with 'solitary bee chat'!
Join the Friends of the Earth’s bee count, and discover how to help bumblebees and solitary bees this summer. Their free app will help you identify and record different species. You'll also get a handy bee-friendly plant guide, and tips for creating pollinator habitats.
Please note that after June 30th you won't be able to submit sightings but you can still download the app and use lots of the handy features such as identifying bees.