Numerous publications have been produced relating to the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust or using our data, both by our staff and by others. Many of these are listed below, however, if you are aware of any publications which should be added to the lists below, please forward the details to and we will update accordingly.
If you are looking for copies of our Annual Reports and Governance Documents then you will find these on the How we are run page of our site and our children's resources can be found on our Bumble kids pages.

BeeWalk Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

Bombus review

The Bombus Review is a quarterly newsletter distilling and explaining the best of new bumblebee science from around the world. It is free to members, and archived here (a year behind publication). Members can access more recent back issues via the Member Portal.

Spring 2016

Winter 2015


Bumblebees, written by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and edited by Nikki Gammans, Gill Perkins and Richard Comont, is coming in early 2018. Watch this space!

Bumblebees (RSPB Spotlight series) (2017) by Richard Comont. ISBN 978-1472933614

Land management factsheets

Factsheets providing advice on managing a variety of different land types for bumblebees can be found in the Land management advice section of our website.

Scientific journal articles

Comont, R.F., & Ashbrook, K. (2017). Harmonia axyridis as a flagship species: evaluating promotional approaches for citizen-science biological recording. Biocontrol 62 (3), PP. 309-318.

Brown, M.J.F., Sainsbury, A.W., Vaughan-Higgins, R.J., Measures, G.H., Jones, C.M., Gammans, N. (2017). Bringing back a healthy buzz? Invertebrate parasites and reintroductions: a case study in bumblebees. Ecohealth 14 (supplement 1), pp. 74-83.

Siddharthan, A., Lambin, C., Robinson, A., Sharma, N., Comont, R., O'Mahony, E., Mellish, C. & Van Der Wal, R. (2015). Crowdsourcing without a crowd: Reliable online species identification using Bayesian models to minimize crowd size. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems & Technology 7 (4), article 45.

Short-haired Bumblebee Project Annual Reports

Coming soon

Other publications (e.g. reports and theses)

WC1101 – Development and testing of monitoring to support the National Pollinator Strategy (2016). Defra. 

NECR216 edition 1 – Disease risk analysis for the reintroduction of the Short-haired bumblebee (Bombus subterraneus) to the UK (2016) 

Response for Nature report (2015)

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