Nurturing Nature spreading the ‘bee’ words in Norway!

April 10, 2014

in Bumblebees and their ecology, Other organisations

Nurturing Nature spreading the word in Norway!

Invited to come and help La Humla Suse with their work in public education for bumblebees, I was delighted to offer my assistance at a gardening exhibition in Norway for a weekend.

Toril, Adrian, myself and Atle busy answering bumblebee related questions

Toril, Adrian, myself and Atle busy answering bumblebee related questions

La Hulma Suse had purchased a large number of my nest boxes and we were very busy demonstrating them to the public and traders alike. Read review here

Attendees were told that this is what all bumblebee nest boxes should be like!

Attendees were told that this is what all bumblebee nest boxes should be like!

Atle gave a presentation at the exhibition whereby over 50 members of the public and traders attended. I was asked to do a part of it, but my Norwegian is a little, er….. non existent! The talk generated much interest at our stall.

People took great delight in seeing the bees use the bumblebee cat flap!

People took great delight in seeing the bees use the bumblebee cat flap!

The weekend was a great success. I was amazed at the enthusiasm and numbers of people attending the stall. I enjoyed answering the questions, many of which were very well thought out.

Explaining the Nurturing Nature nest box!

Explaining the Nurturing Nature nest box!

The poster to the right shows 34 species of bumblebees found in Norway. Last year the Siberian bumblebee was added to the list. I was explaining this to an inquisitive lady. “Why would a Siberian bumblebee want to live in Norway?” she asked me. “Where would you rather live?!” I replied! She found that very funny! Scouse humour works in Norway!

Thanks to Atle, Toril and Adrian for a really pleasurable weekend, such friendly and helpful people! I am now a proud Honorary Member of La Hulma Suse. I think La Hulma Suse is in very good hands and I wish them every success. We will be working together on some other projects. I left Norway with a great buzz!

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