Bumblebees are amongst the most important of wild pollinators; many wildflowers would not set seed without them, and they are the main pollinators of crops such as tomatoes, blueberries and raspberries.
Concerningly, many bumblebees are in decline, with three species now extinct in the UK and the first global extinction recently occurring in USA.
These declines are symptomatic of broader environmental damage that threatens our future wellbeing; the fate of people and bees are inextricably linked.
Dave Goulson will discuss the drivers of bee declines, and the many things we can all do to halt and reverse them.
Speaker: Professor Dave Goulson, Sussex University
We will not be taking bookings for the Winter Lectures taking place in 2019 and beyond. Entry is on a first come basis so we recommend arriving 15 minutes before the advertised start time to be assured of a seat.
Winter Lectures take place at:
Priory Road Lecture Theatre,
University of Bristol,
8 Woodland Road,
Parking in the area can be difficult so you may want to allow extra time to find a space.