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Species: Invertebrates

Bees and pollinators


Flora locale training and other events

Creating and managing wild flower meadows for pollinatorsWed 28 June 2017,Morpeth, Northumberland
Management of wildflower grasslandThu 20 July 2017,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Managing woodlands for wildlife and sustainabilityWed 19 July 2017,Chippenham, Wiltshire
Seed collecting and use for restoration and re-introductionWed 19 July 2017,Wakehurst Place , Sussex
Seed mixes for grassland restoration and managementThu 07 September 2017,Flitcham , West Norfolk

If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Wild meadows and bumblebees Advisory Note   (Flora locale and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, 2010) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Enhancing gardens as habitats for flower-visiting aerial insects (pollinators): should we plant native or exotic species?   Andrew Salisbury , James Armitage , Helen Bostock , Joe Perry , Mark Tatchell and Ken Thompson (August 2015)
UK National Ecosystem Assessment   A major analysis of the state of UK ecosystems, the benefits provided by the UK's natural heritage and options for the future.

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.


Case Studies on Flora locale's website

Meadow linksCreating wildflower superhighways with community involvement
Wakefield Tree Wardens Voluntary GroupWild Flower Plug Plant Project with community involvement
NectarworksRestoration of flower-rich hay meadows for bumblebees and other pollinators
Denbighshire butterfly garden external web site Funding for nectar-rich garden in social housing project
Hartslock Nature ReserveChalk downland nature reserve managed for invertebrates and plants

If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.


Insect Pollinators Initiative This is a good one-stop-shop portal for trending science and policy initiatives, with links to many external websites
Neonicotinoids and bees Buglife (2012) is campaigning for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. Its website holds key research data demonstrating impacts of these pesticides on non target species.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Neonicotinoids (Wikipedia) For an overview of research on impacts of these pesticides on bees & other species.
Bee Conservation: evidence for the effects of interventions (Dicks, Showler & Sutherland, 2010) Based on evidence captured at www.conservationevidence.com
Bumblebee Conservation Trust for identification & other info

The Pollinator Garden Useful information on how to garden for bumblebees and other pollinators
RHS guidance on wild plants for pollinators

Farmland species Buglife (2014) has information sheets on management practices for bees and hornets aimed at farmers. For full list of species see the Buglife webpage.
Worldwide integrated assessment of the impacts of systemic pesticides on biodiversity and ecosystems
Neonicotinoid Residues in Wildflowers, a Potential Route of Chronic Exposure for Bees Cristina Botías*, Arthur David, Julia Horwood, Alaa Abdul-Sada, Elizabeth Nicholls, Elizabeth Hill, and Dave Goulson
School of Life Sciences, Sussex University, Falmer BN1 9QG, U.K.(Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015)


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Page last modified on Saturday 28 of April, 2012 18:01:05 BST