The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established in 2006 because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. Over the past century, bumblebee populations have crashed in the UK. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.
Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried. The Trust has a vision to create a world where bumblebees are thriving and valued. A growing number of committed supporters are helping our staff make a big difference.