Presentations and talks

Presentations and talks
Kew Gardens

“I have just walked out of a truly entertaining and very informative presentation about wild bees by George Pilkington. Outstanding and truly unique videos showing inside the nests of solitary bee species with incredible footage of the various parasites they have to contend with. George has an extraordinary knowledge of the biology and behaviour of these pests that plague bees and provides important insights into the best nests and how to protect solitary bees from these challenges. I’ll certainly be paying more attention to my own Nurturing Nature solitary bee nest boxes this coming spring and summer”.

 RHS Harlow Carr
“I contacted George about supporting our Bee weekend at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. I was keen to have a wild bee element to the weekend as well as honey bees and beekeeping. George was not only informative and entertaining; he was a great help to me spreading the RHS message about how people could encourage bees to their gardens and support our Wild about gardens campaign. I can highly recommend George and his Bee observation kits; I will certainly be using him again in the future when talking about nurturing our bees. We are now the proud owners of his solitary bee nest box bee at the garden just hope some bees move in next year.” Amy Croxton, Events Manager.

Grow Wild

Grow Wild  “George has been a tremendous asset to Grow Wild. Lending his expert knowledge to our training day in Prestatyn in 2017 he engaged the audience perfectly and delivered brilliant tips and advice. Thanks to him, even the most novice gardener learned how to take action without spending a penny! We’re especially grateful for his endless enthusiasm (and brilliant videos) – there doesn’t seem to be a wildlife gardening topic he doesn’t know! From the team at Grow Wild, thank you, George, for your years of continued help and support!” Maria Golightly Wales Partnership Manager


BTO Garden Birdwatch “It was a great talk, exploring the little known and fascinating world of the pests inhabiting solitary bee hotels. George is an engaging speaker, and his enthusiasm for the subject shines through, along with the amount of work he has put into the study of solitary bees and their pests over the years. His filming captures interesting processes and behaviour occurring in our gardens”.

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