Name that Bee!

13th April 2021

Lapidarius in flightBumblebees are fascinating creatures – and play a key role in producing our food - but sadly, along with other pollinators, their numbers have seen a decline in recent decades.  One way we can help in their conservation is by learning how to identify and record them.

Why not join the Forest of Bowland AONB and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to learn about the bumblebee lifecycle, why they are important and how to recognise the species we find here in Bowland?


Thursday 6th May

12noon – 1pm


Bumblebees are declining in our countryside, but one important way to help with their conservation is learning how to identify the different species and record what you see for the national records on iRecord.

In this Forest of Bowland AONB/Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust workshop you can learn about their lifecycle, why they are important and how to identify our seven more common species.

Booking essential.  Please contact for more information and to book a place.

Free, but donations to Champion Bowland welcome via


Friday 14th May

10am - 12 noon


This online training session is intended for people who already have a grasp of basic bumblebee identification. The workshop, delivered by Ben Hargreaves from Lancashire Wildlife Trust, will introduce you to identifying the scarcer bumblebees and the cuckoo species.

Booking essential. Please email for more information and to book a place.