The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established in 2006 because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years 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 for a different future in which our communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy. A growing number of committed supporters are helping our small team of staff make a big difference.