The Ruxley Beekeepers group has lined up Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at Sussex University, to give a talk on ‘SAVING OUR BUMBLEBEES’ in Orpington on 12th September. Professor Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and has published a number of best selling books and is a popular speaker at many national and regional events. He will talk about the amazing life and behaviour of bumblebees, the problems they face, and what we can all do to help them. The talk will be of interest to bee enthusiasts and conservationists in general, and not just beekeepers.
Saturday 12th September 2015 Orpington Village Hall 311 High St, Orpington, Kent BR6 0NN. 3pm start & £3.00 entrance fee. email@example.com / 07793 746 514 to reserve a place.
Professor Dave Goulson is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, and of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, and now translated into German, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Chinese and Danish. This was followed by A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014. He has published more than 230 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 8,000 members. He was the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010, was given the Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, and given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014.