Meopham

Bee Watch

To join us or for more information please click the bluebird symbol to email our group contact, Beryl Connelly or other group members.

Our 2018 Walks Season has now ended & results have been logged on the BBCT BeeWalk Survey Scheme website. Activities will begin again in spring & our plans for 2019 appear below; any further developments will be added.

WANTED A NEW CONTACT FOR THE BEE WATCH GROUP
The Bee Walk Group is in need of a new group coordinator for 2019. The job entails:-
• Enrolling members at the February 12TH monthly meeting
• Start of season meeting February 25TH during the U3A Coffee Morning at the Cricketers Inn, 10.00-11.30.
• Keeping in touch with the membership via Beacon
• Attending group coordinator meetings run by Meopham U3A
• Running end of season meeting
• Nikki has advised us of some courses to take place at Dungeness as follows:

.• Bee ID Beginners - 7 April (£15)
.• Bee ID Intermediate - 5 May (£15)
.• Flower ID: 14 April by leading botanist Heather Silk (no charge)
.• Flower ID: 24 April by leading botanist Heather Silk (no charge)

Plans are already in place for the start of 2019 season including a training session on 8 April. I will continue to plan for the start of the season & will help the new coordinator at enrollment & the initial meeting.
Please do give this some thought - it is not a big job as each of the walks organise themselves, so ideal for someone who wants to help but does not want to/has not the time to get too involved.
Beryl Connelly

Useful App
Blooms for Bees is a great app with some good photographs. Available to download for free Blooms for Bees ios or Blooms for Bees Android

OUR ESTABLISHED SURVEY WALKS:

Plans for 2019:
• All 2018 walks plan to continue in 2019, with route modified at Cobham & Jeskyns.
• Sign up for the 2019 season at the monthly meeting on 12 February 2019.
• Whole group meeting Feb 25th 2019, during the U3A Coffee Morning 10.00-11.30 at the Cricketers Inn, Meopham Green, where new & existing members can find out more about the 2019 walks.
• Possible opportunity for those that are interested to try and correlate the findings of the different groups.
• 8 APRIL 2019 TRAINING SESSION WITH LAUREN KENNEDY AT THE RSPB SITE AT HOO.
• Possible meeting with Nikki Gammans in middle of year.

To find out what we have done to date & the background to the Bee Watch survey, click the appropriate links on the right.

REQUEST Does anyone one know of a mobile app that we can use to aid identification ‘on the go’?

Beryl Connelly
Bee Watch – group co-ordinator

Dates for your Diary
Mon Feb 25th 10.00-11.30. OUR FIRST MEETING will take place during the Coffee Morning at The Cricketers Inn. This will be another opportunity to hear about &/or register for this year's various walks.
Wed Feb 27th FIRST NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX WALK OF THE SEASON!. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Mar 6th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Mar 20th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri Mar 22nd TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed Apr 3rd NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Mon Apr 8th RSPB Northward Hill, Hoo. A day with Lauren Kennedy looking at what the 'Making a Buzz for the Coast' project has achieved during 2018.
Wed Apr 17th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri Apr 26th TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed May 1st NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed May 15th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri May 24th TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed May 29th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Jun 12th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Jun 26th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri Jun 28th TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed Jul 10th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Jul 24th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri Jul 26th TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed Aug 7th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Aug 21st NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri Aug 23rd TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed Sep 4th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Sep 18th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri Sep 27th TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed Oct 2nd NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Wed Oct 16th NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
Fri Oct 25th TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00.
Wed Oct 30th LAST NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX Walk. 11.00 Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX.
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