Saturday 12th May, 10am-1pm, Belfast Hills Partnership offices and Slievenacloy Nature Reserve



This course will introduce you to the identification and conservation of the different bumble bee species in Northern Ireland as well as touching on solitary bees. The course will begin with an introduction to bee ecology and habitats. We will then cover how to tell the different bee species apart from one another before explaining their importance and what conservation efforts are in place to help protect them, including survey techniques. After a short comfort break, we will head out to Slievenacloy to put what we have learned into practice and hopefully find some bees!

As part of this course is outside, please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits for a comfort break before we go out on to the hill.


Spaces are limited so book sooner rather than later. To book email Lisa at