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Become a member

To celebrate World Bee Day and reaching 100K Instagram followers we are offering one lucky member a world of bumblebee goodies worth £175.

PLUS all new members will receive a mystery item on top of their welcome pack, on all memberships* purchased before midnight 27 May. Bee quick, while stocks last!

*Excludes overseas membership

A graphic of bumblebee-themed items offered in the celebratory incentive.

Join our fight to save the bumblebees

Since the 1940s, the UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows, and two species of bumblebee have become extinct. Today, eight bumblebee species risk the same fate.

Become a member today and together we can ensure our rarest bumblebees recover and more common species thrive, so that no more bumblebees become endangered in our lifetimes.

Choose your membership type

Choose your membership type below or renew your membership.

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Close-up of a Brown-banded carder bumblebee in the centre of a sunflower.
From £30 a year


Individual membership for one person.

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A Garden bumblebee (left) and Common carder bumblebee (right) feeding on a tower of pink flowers.
From £36 a year


Joint membership for two people from the same household.

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A Buff-tailed bumblebee feeding on the purple flowers of catmint.
From £42 a year


Family membership for two adults and up to four children.

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A close-up of a Great Yellow bumblebee with large, round pollen baskets on its hind legs. The bumblebee is feeding on a bright purple flower.
From £18 a year


Membership for young people aged 4-12 years old.

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A Common carder bumblebee feeding on a small white flower.
From £72 a year


Do even more for bumblebees by choosing our Benefactor membership.

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A Garden bumblebee feeding on a purple flower.
From £24 a year


For full-time students, retirees or the unwaged.

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A close-up of a Common carder bumblebee flying towards the purple flowers of borage.
From £30 a year


Membership for people living overseas.

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A Moss carder bumblebee with loaded pollen baskets feeding on a pink flower.
£1,000 single payment


Become a life member of Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

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A Ruderal bumblebee dark form feeding on a pale purple flower.
From £18 a year

Gift membership

Give the gift of membership.

The welcome pack contents, including Buzzword newsletter, bumblebee pin badge, ID guides, car sticker, postcard, wildflower seed mix, and information leaflets.

Your membership pack

As a thank you for your membership, you’ll receive a welcome pack in the post containing:

  • ‘Buzzword’ membership magazine
  • Enamel bumblebee pin badge
  • Wildflower seeds*
  • Pocket ID guide
  • Postcard
  • Factsheets
  • Car window sticker

As a member, you’ll also receive Buzzword magazine three times a year, and have access to our exclusive scientific e-news, Bombus Review.

*Excludes overseas membership

How your membership helps

By becoming a member, you’ll not only be joining our community of dedicated supporters, you’ll also be contributing to our vital conservation work across the UK to save bumblebees. Work like:

  • Creating and restoring flower-rich grasslands so bumblebees have a place to feed, nest and hibernate
  • Advising landowners, farmers and communities on how to enhance their land for bumblebees
  • Raising awareness of the plight of the bumblebees through our work with communities, schools and members of the public
  • Researching bumblebee decline and prevention through our bumblebee-monitoring scheme, BeeWalk

Other ways you can join

  • Join by post

    If you would prefer to join by post, download and complete our Membership Form and post it to:

    Membership, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Units 6-7 Beta Centre, Stirling University Innovation Park, Stirling, FK9 4NF.

  • Join by phone

    Call our team on 01786 594 130 for payments by Direct Debit or credit card. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    If you are having any issues joining online, please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

  • Pay by BACS

    If you would prefer to pay for your membership via a BACS transfer, please contact us on 01786 594 130 or email for our bank details.