One of the many successes of our Bees for Everyone project (which ran from 2011 – 2015) was the development of lasting partnerships which have evolved into new and exciting projects.
Many of these projects continue work within the rare bumblebee zones where the Great yellow bumblebee or the Shrill carder bee (the two rarest bumblebee species in the UK) are still found.
These projects are:
- Bee Wild West Wales
- Making a Buzz for the Coast
- Saving Scotland’s bumblebees
- Shrill carder bee recovery project
- Thurso: Gateway to the Great yellow
- West Country Buzz
Additionally, Pollinating the Peak has allowed us to expand into the Midlands in search of the Bilberry bumblebee. This is a landmark project for the Trust as it will redevelop our Bee kind gardening tool and bring bumblebees and pollination to the forefront of secondary school education.
Further to these projects, the Trust is the lead partner on the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project, which has been working to reintroduce this once native, but now extinct, species back to the UK.
Finally, we are partners on a number of projects being led by other NGOs/ academic partners. You can read about these projects here – partner-led projects.