16 August 2014 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion, Penzance TR17 0HW
Join the Parallel Community for an inspiring day of Bee-ing Aware! During this day with Brigit Strawbridge you will fall in love with bees and thus help them the best way possible. Bumble bees, solitary bees, honey bees, and other pollinators are so important for life on earth, yet their habitat is being threatened by our misunderstandings. Brigit, with her infectious joy and inspiration, will lead you on a journey through life from a bee's perspective and you will laugh, wonder, and be amazed over and over from all she shares.
The day is suitable for all ages. (Brigit is wonderful with young people and children over 8 will be welcome.)
Brigit will cover:
* Pollination - the relationship between pollinators and flowers.
* Bumblebees - behaviour, how to identify different species, buzz pollination, cuckoo bumble bees, diseases and predators.
* Solitary bees - behaviour, life cycles, role as pollinators, identification, keys, how role as pollinators, identification keys, how to attract them to your garden.