Coventry scientists start a buzz around bumblebees

A new citizen science project from Coventry University has got gardeners and wildlife lovers buzzing.

To celebrate the start of the Blooms for Bees project on 20th June, aimed at promoting and improving gardening for bumblebees, Coventry University is hosting a week of free bee-themed events, talks and tours.

The project is led by Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), in partnership with Garden Organic, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and has been made possible by funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Coventry University.

The week of events start on Monday 20th June, when Warwickshire bee expert Steven Falk will be giving a talk, with a question and answer session, at the James Starley Building, Priory Street between 1pm and 2pm and will lead a bee walk around the campus’ edible garden near The Hub between 3pm and 4pm. The sessions are free and open to all, although booking is required. Details of all events can be found

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