Bee evening – This Friday 12th June!

Nature lovers can discover what the buzz is about at a special free bee evening near Stone tomorrow night.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is hosting a bee evening with local bee expert Ron Rock on Friday 12 June at Aston Village Hall between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

The evening will give people the chance to find out the difference between different bee species, from the red-tailed bumblebee to the buff-tailed bumblebee.

Ron will be on hand to pass on hints and tips on how to help the precious pollinators, and will give a presentation which includes some incredible photographs and information about their navigation techniques and life cycles.

Weather permitting, there will also be a short walk around the village highlighting important habitat for the at risk bee species.

Shaun Rimmer, Wild About Projects Officer for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said:

“There are 25 different bumblebee species in the UK, and we get 17 of them in Staffordshire.

“The evening with Ron will highlight what you can do in your garden to help the Staffordshire bee population. Hopefully, during the walk, we’ll also get to see some of the resident bumblebees as well.”

Online booking is available for the event – head to www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/whats-on or call 01889 880100 for more information.