Ploto of humilis queen bumblebee

Ecology of Bumblebees and their Identification for Intermediates

An identification day - covers all bumblebee species of Britain and includes in depth ecology and lifecycle and update on Bombus subterraneus reintroduction project.

Event details

Meeting point

Classroom at Tyland Barn. Postcode ME14 3BD


10.30am – 4.00pm
A static map of Ecology of Bumblebees and their Identification for Intermediates

About the event

We shall begin in the classroom, with a discussion on bumblebee conservation and decline, evolution, lifecycle and their autecology. We will cover identification of all UK species, and there will be opportunities to view pinned specimens. In the afternoon, we will walk around the Tyland Barn visitor centre garden and meadows. Each participant will be given a net, hand lens and ID sheet for collection.

The objective will be to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills of bumblebee ecology and identification. Students should leave the day with a clear idea of how they can carry forward their interest and continue their study of bumblebees.

This day is suitable for persons who know how to identify the big seven and wish to further their skills in other bumblebee species.

NB Tyland Barn will be open to the public 10am-5pm; café facilities are only available during this time.


Phone number

01622 662012


Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Suitable for


Know before you go


Guide dogs only


All surface path around wildlife garden. Pond with accessible platform. Good disabled access.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair accessible

What to bring

Outdoor clothing and footwear. Packed lunch. Hand lens and bumblebee ID guide if you have them (available to borrow/buy on day).

Parking information

Limited parking in Tyland Barn car park or can park in surrounding area.


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012