Bee Bombus Lapidarius Red-tailed male, courtesy Rachel Scopes

Bees in your Garden - Saturday 22 June

Lackford Lakes: Come and learn more about your garden visitors and how to make your garden more bee friendly. Please note this course has been cancelled and another Bees in your Garden course will be taking place at Foxburrow Farm on June 29 instead.

Event details


10:00 to 15:00
A static map of Bees in your Garden - Saturday 22 June

About the event

To find out more about the event on June 29 and to book your place, please follow this link.

This is a course for adults with Hawk Honey, Visitor Centre Officer at Lackford Lakes.  Suitable for beginners. 

There are over 270 species of bee in the UK, many so small that people may disregard them thinking they are flies. You will be looking at the various species of bees and the differences between them.  Hawk will help you to identify them and tell you about their differing lifecycles. You will also discover how to make your garden a bee friendly place. After lunch, Hawk will take you out onto the reserve on a bee hunt using sweep nets to see what you can find.

(Want to learn more about identifying bees and insects, check out the Insect ID for Beginners course for adults here

Please bring:
A packed lunch
A notepad & pen
A camera if you wish
Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather and stout footwear.

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided throughout the day and are included in the price of the course.

When booking please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact:

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If you are unable to attend for any reason, please let us know by calling 01473 890 089. Please note that your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:

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Suitable for


Know before you go


On a lead
Dogs permitted on Sayer's Breck path and church walk only.


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free parking


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089