Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology, specializing in the ecology and conservation of bumblebees. Author of the bestselling A Sting in the Tale and A Buzz in the Meadow. See Dave's YouTube channel "Dave Goulson" and also follow Dave’s blog, here. Contact via email at D.Goulson@sussex.ac.uk and found on twitter @DaveGoulson and Wikipedia.
Rob is the centre point for organization at the Buzz Club. Working at the University of Sussex in reducing the carbon footprint of the science school and also keeping everyone organised. Therefore, Rob will be your first point of call for 'all things Buzz Club'. Telephone Rob on (0044) 01273 872 758 or email at email@example.com or via the Buzz Club twitter account @The_Buzz_Club. See Rob's project pages: Air Bee n' Bee and Pollinator Abundance Network.
Linda is a busy final year PhD student and also works with Rob concerning all matters the Buzz Club. Dealing with enquiries, updates and contact with volunteers for the variety Buzz Club projects. Between them, they should be able to answer any 'Buzzing questions'. Email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or make contact via Linda's personal twitter account @LJBees.See Linda's project page: Garden Shop calculator.
Kate is a busy final year PhD student. Kate's research concerns looking at the effect of pesticides on non-target organisms. This research includes many different variety of animals – from hoverflies and butterflies, to worms and aquatic invertebrates – bringing additional expertize and variety to our team. Keep up with Kate on twitter on her personal account at @oojabug.
Veronica is at the beginning of her PhD, researching the foraging ecology and behaviour of bees and other flower-visiting insects. Also she is the author of: Pee-powered light for refugee camps. Contact Veronica at email@example.com or on twitter on her personal account at @vronwig?lang=en.
Ellie gets very excited by bees. However she loves Hoverflies more! See Ellie's YouTube channel: "Introducing Hoverfly Lagoons" and "Creating and Surveying Hoverfly Lagoons". Contact Ellie at E.L.Rotheray@sussex.ac.uk or on twitter on her personal account at @EllenRotheray.See Ellie's ptoject page: Hoverfly Lagoons.
Beth is researching the effect of pesticides on pollinator populations in the UK and India. Beth also controls the Buzz Club twitter account with Rob @The_Buzz_Club. Contact Beth at her personal twitter account @BethBees. To email Beth: E.Nicholls@sussex.ac.uk.See Beth's project page: Team Pollin-ATE which also provides details of allotment events. Also looking at the main aim "why do we want to study pollinators in allotments?"
Janine is a busy PhD student as well as a new mummy. Janine is studying the ways to boost wild bee populations in vineyards, orchards, allotments and gardens. It is important that we can understand the effects of changes on our pollinators, and whether there are simple techniques that we can use to boost pollinator populations in effected areas. Contact Janine by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via her personal twitter account @janinegrifflee.See Janine's project page: Sow Wild!
Xavier is reading MSc Global Biodiversity Conservation academic programme at the University of Sussex and has joined the Buzz Club team to continue the Air Bee n' Bee project into 2018. He is studying the effectiveness of bee hotels for attracting and sustaining populations of solitary bees. Contact Xavier at at his personal twitter account @air_beenbeeTo email Xavier: email@example.com.
A bumblebee (also written bumble bee) is a member of the genus Bombus, part of Apidae, one of the bee families. This genus is the only extant group in the tribe Bombini, though a few extinct related genera (e.g., Calyptapis) are known from fossils. Over 250 species of bumblebee are known. They are found primarily in higher altitudes or latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, although they are also found in South America where a few lowland tropical species have been identified. European bumblebees have also been introduced to New Zealand and Tasmania.The brood parasitic or cuckoo bumblebees have sometimes been classified as a subgenus or genus, Psithyrus, but are now usually treated as members of Bombus.
Two of our Buzz Club experts have published their own Youtube channels which offers videos on 'how to' as well as information of projects such as bees and gardens. Professor Dave Goulson channel, "Dave Goulson","A quick tour of my bee-friendly garden in May"Dr. Ellen Rotheray channel, "Ellen Rotheray", "Introducing Hoverfly Lagoons", "Creating and Surveying Hoverfly Lagoons".The Buzz Club channel "Introduction to the Buzz Club".The Buzz Club channel "How to Grow Wildflowers".
See the numerous Plants for Pollinators. You might be surprised by how your garden can save the bees.