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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.

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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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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

New research competition challenges 11-19 year olds to help save the UK’s bumblebees

School and college students across the UK are being challenged to generate new scientific discoveries that could be used to help protect the country’s struggling bumblebees, though a competition being run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Kent competition aims to get local residents buzzing about bee poetry

Everyone in the beautiful county of Kent can ‘bee’ creative this summer by writing ‘buzzing’ poetry which celebrates the county’s beautiful bees, coastline and countryside.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is launching a poetry competition aimed at raising awareness of Kent’s wild bees.

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