An update for our supporters

Our staff are all working from home and able to respond on email.

We will continue to provide you with as much information as possible as we work hard to help the UK’s bumblebees.

Click here to read a message from our CEO Gill Perkins


Keeping in touch

All our offices are currently closed in order to protect our staff and volunteers. Staff are working from home.

Many of our staff are used to working from home and remotely and are able to respond to emails.

You can also contact us through our general enquiries phone number 01786 594 128 and email enquiries@bumblebeeconservation.org

We’re encouraging anyone at home with an outdoor space to take some time to enjoy it if they can. Look out for bumblebees or plant some seeds for pollinators.

A great way of keeping in touch with us is through our social media feeds on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Membership and merchandise

Although our offices are closed, you can still become a member. More details on how to do this can be found here. New members will get full access to the online member portal, exclusive offers and our member magazine, as well as the ability to sign up to our online e-news. We are currently working to our standard 10 working days delivery for packs. Thank you for your continued support.


Trust events 

At the Trust, we are doing everything we can to provide support and reassurance to our staff, volunteers and supporters in these challenging times. We wish to play our part in keeping people healthy and safe.

We initially cancelled all face to face Trust events involving staff and registered volunteers from mid March 2020 to 4 July 2020. These cancellations included indoor and outdoor activities, and events which where volunteers would have used conservation materials supplied by the Trust. We have continued to stay in touch with volunteers and supporters through a series of virtual events and through social media, phone, email and post.

From 4th July 2020 the Trust has restarted a small number of outdoor events. Initially we are just permitting our staff to lead events. We hope we can resume volunteer led activity later this summer.

The events we are currently holding are small, held outdoor, and only run where our staff can control all risk management factors. All activity is being done under the guidance/law of the relevant country at the time of the event, with full agreement of those present, subject to appropriate risk assessments and mitigation measures, and with written agreement from partners, venues and hosts.

We will be reviewing arrangements for future months in due course as government guidance evolves. Updates will be shared on our website and social media channels and by email to those of you registered with us.


Bumblebee recording

The latest guidance for those of you involved with the BeeWalk scheme can be found here.

If you spot a bumblebee please record your sighting on the iRecord site.


Fieldwork and conservation activities

In light of the updated UK Government guidance, we are resuming some of our field work activities in England where it is safe for our staff to do so, subject to landowner support, and following the new guidelines for working safely outdoors. This includes taking all steps necessary to protect the well-being of those involved, as well as the general public.


 

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