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Conservationists come together to save the threatened Shrill carder bee

A group of leading conservationists have committed to work together to save the rarest bumblebee in England and Wales, the Shrill carder bee.

From today (14 July 2020) more than 30 organisations and dozens of individuals, including conservation charities, government bodies, volunteers, farmers, and businesses, will collaborate on a multi-year vision to create a landscape where Shrill carder bee populations can survive and thrive. Read More

Budding artists asked to get creative with Kent’s beautiful bumblebees

This summer Kent based wildlife conservation project ‘Making a Buzz for the Coast’ is launching an art competition which anyone can enter. People simply need to observe one rule – artwork must showcase the humble bumblebee!

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Bumblebee project makes a buzz on the north Kent coast

The Kent coastline is buzzing again thanks to the hard work by staff and volunteers of a local conservation project.

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3D app brings UK bumblebees to life on your phone

A wildlife app launched today by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust gives users a new view of bumblebees through an augmented reality 3D function.

The free ‘What’s that Bumblebee’ app lets people engage with nature in a different and fun way by bringing a three-dimensional bumblebee to virtual life in the user’s own garden or living room, for studying in detail and with the option of capturing images to send to family and friends.

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How did the UK’s bumblebees do in 2019?

BeeWalk is the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s national bumblebee recording scheme. The scheme monitors the abundance of bumblebees across the UK. Read on for the 2019 results.

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Shrill carder bee champion sites chosen

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Buglife have designated the National Trust’s Lytes Cary Manor and estate in Somerset as one of two exemplary sites in England for the endangered Shrill carder bee.

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New project will create a bumblebee friendly Fowey Valley

A new project, managed by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in the Fowey Valley, Cornwall, aims to learn key lessons to help make the UK countryside a better place for bumblebees.

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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.

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Channel 5’s Dr Amir Khan urges public to become ‘Nature Doctors’ and build Insect A&Es

Dr Amir Khan, star of Channel 5’s ‘GPs Behind Closed Doors’ and keen conservationist has joined forces with two leading UK wildlife charities to urge people to become ‘Nature Doctors’ in their own gardens by planting for pollinators this year. Read More

Our position on managed honeybees

The Trust has published a new position statement on managed honeybees. The statement has been prompted by concerns that, under certain circumstances, managed honeybees can have detrimental impacts on wild pollinator species, including bumblebees.

Our Senior Science & Policy Officer, Darryl Cox, provides the background on why we’ve decided to publish the statement. Read More

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