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Are we planting the right species for perfect pollination
Bees and Species – Planting schemes and successful pollination
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Bees and Species – Planting schemes and successful pollination

One of our month long programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day

The UK has over 250 bee species, and insects from many other groups are also important pollinators, yet the discussions around their needs are often dominated by honeybees and bumblebees.

Bee-friendly schemes are seeing new meadows, road verges and other colourful flowering displays springing up – but do these provide plant species that really benefit bees, and do they target the species that need help the most?

This talk will look at bees’ interactions with plants and their environment and consider what changes are really needed to ensure pollination into the future.The photograph shows the often overlooked Hylaeus bees

Dr Sarah E J Arnold FHEA, Senior Lecturer – Insect Behaviour and Ecology,

Deputy Programme Leader, BSc Biology/MBiol/BSc Biology (Extended)Agriculture, Health and Environment Department,Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB. UK

Tickets: Donations only please

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Please help us spread the word:
‘Bees’ needs: is planting for pollinators enough?’

Details

Date:
18th March
Time:
19:00 - 20:00
Cost:
Donation
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bees-needs-is-planting-for-pollinators-enough-tickets-137768753049

How to Book

SLBI
Website:
http://www.slbi.org.uk