Its been a bit of time since I last wrote so here is an update of everything the project has been up to.
We are busy planning for our 2013 Swedish expedition. This years volunteers who will be coming to Sweden took a trip to the Natural History Museum to view specimens of the short-haired bumblebee. We also looked at species which could potentially be confused with the short-haired bumblebee.
I also held an identification day for persons who are at intermediate level at RSPB Dungeness. Unfortunately the weather was not so good so we stayed inside the classroom and looked at specimens and discussed key identification of all bumblebee species. Geoff Allen also took part of the day explaining the lifecycle and ecology of solitary bees.
I have also been very busy with our new website! This should be coming very soon. All the text is written and the design and templates are in place. So just going through the final checks and it should be up and running by the end of the month! Our new logo is also complete which was designed by Simon Daverin (my brother-in-law).
At last spring is finally here and I am now busy planning for this years queen collection
Until next time................