About us

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’

In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. 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. We have a vision to create a world where bumblebees are thriving and valued. Our mission is to increase the number and distribution of bumblebees. A growing number of committed supporters are helping our team of staff make a big difference.

The Trust has a new five year strategy, developed with funding from Postcode Green Trust through player’s of the Peoples Postcode Lottery, which reflects the new vision and mission with four main aims to work towards, from April 2019 through to 2024.

We are working towards four main aims:

1 Enhance the understanding of bumblebee ecology and conservation.

2 Increase the quality and quantity of bumblebee habitat.

3 Inspire and enable a diverse range of people to take action for bumblebees.

4 Be an effective and sustainable organisation.

You can read more about our new strategy in the summary document below. Alternatively, to read more about the work of the Trust, take a look at the Core brochure below.


Read the Strategic plan summary here   Read the Trust core brochure here

The Trust received accreditation as a Living Wage employer in November 2019. The Trust values its people and is committed to the well being and motivation of their staff.

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