The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was founded in 2006 in response to growing concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’ and their loss of habitat. Over 97% of habitat has been lost over the past 80 years. Two species of bumblebee have become extinct and a number of others declined dramatically. We aim to have communities and countryside that are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers for everyone to enjoy.

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Providing flower-rich habitats – we have already created over 3,000 ha of habitat for bumblebees. BeeWalk – is a data driven training programme to record sightings of bumblebees. Education - through schools, landowners and farmers. Re-introduced programme of the once extinct Short-haired bumblebee. Bumblebees contribute significantly to our ecosystem through pollination of crops. Every one in three mouthfuls of food we eat is down to Pollinators and without Bumblebees there would be no tomatoes.

What makes Bumblebee Conservation Trust different

Through conservation, education and research, the trust aims to improve our existing knowledge of bumblebees and raise awareness about their declines with the aim of enhancing habitats for these loveable creatures and associated native wildlife. We are the only charity dedicated to bumblebees.

Other ways to support

Becoming a member really helps support our vital work. Volunteering supports the staff as a BeeWalker you provide valuable data about bumblebees. Supporting us at events helps us raise funds and spread the word about how crucial bumblebees are. Buying a gift membership, fundraising on our behalf, leaving a legacy or purchasing our merchandise all helps directly save the sound of summer.


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