Nurturing Nature Talks/Presentations

Garden Bumblebees Talk and Presentation A talk by local expert George Pilkington on garden bumblebees, their ecology, pests, bumblebee decline, forage and his own innovative bumblebee nest boxes. Tuesday 26th April 2016 Risley Moss Nature Reserve 7.00pm – 8.30pm Cost £2 per person-Inlcudes light refreshments George is kindly donating any money generated to the Risley Moss […]

Flint and District Beekeepers Presentation I enjoy giving presentations to honeybee keepers. Many of them are keen ‘experts’ in honeybees and very knowledgeable about them. Its rather nice when they ask me to tell them about garden bumblebees or solitary bees. I loosely class my self as a wild beekeeper! So its nice to exchange […]

Bumblebee Infogram – How do neonicotinoids affect bumblebees? When giving talks or presentations to people whom do not read academic papers for whatever reasons, then try (!)  to translate them into everyday language so that non academics can understand can be rather difficult and dare I say it boring with maths, stats and graphs!! I […]

A Guest Speaker at the Annual General Meeting Amateur Entomologists Society April 2015  I was invited to give a talk about ‘bees and bee boxes’ by the AES and I based it loosely along the lines of my posting about the potential dangers of using some bee hotels (bee homes!) and no thought about the […]

Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair 2015 7Th March 2015  I am giving a bumblebee talk/presentation at the Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair Sat 7th March 2015, Staffordshire University Science Centre, Leek Road, Stole on Trent ST4 2DF. Talks 12.00-12.45pm Brownfield habitat-  An  invertebrate paradise and importance of recording with Dr. Sarah Henshall 1.00pm-1.45pm Bumblebees and Gardens with […]

Soil Association AGM 2014 I have been a life member of the Soil Association for several years and never attended an AGM or one of their conferences. I think I will in future. It was vibrant, entertaining and hugely informative. We all eat food and I can wholeheartedly recommend the SA and the work they […]

Wild bee nesting requirements in gardens presentation I will be giving a short presentation looking at the nesting requirements for solitary bees and bumblebees in my garden, a little about their ecology and pests then followed by practical ways that people can create more nesting sites. A display stall with my products will be at the centre. Book your place […]

Solitary Bees and Wildlife Gardening: Bee-riffic! Bees are an integral part of the world in which we live, in in terms of crop pollination alone it was estimated that in 2006 wild pollinators such as bees contributed £603million of pollinating for UK farmers!  But despite their usefulness, bees are often taken for granted, and so […]

If HS2 goes ahead what suggestions are there for wildlife?   “Whatever you measure it against -by Government legislation, guidance or rhetoric-the current proposals for HS2 fall very short when it comes to the environment. It is at odd with the ambitions for nature’s recovery expressed in many key policy documents such as the Natural Environment […]

 “Bees and Pollination’ presentation at the Pentland Science Park, Scotland The National Vegetable Society kindly invited me to give a presentation to over 100 of their members at the Pentland Science Park, about pollinating bumblebees, solitary bees, their ecology and nest sites. On display there I had the products I design, have manufactured and sell. Displaying […]