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What we do

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established in 2006 because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’.

Founded by Professor Dave Goulson, we now work across the UK inspiring everyone to help our precious wild bumblebees survive and thrive.

We have over 60 dedicated staff working for the Trust and we receive funding from members, donors, businesses, and many other funders. Our activities promote conservation of rare species as well as initiatives aimed at inspiring different groups to help bumblebees in their local area.

Our staff are bumblebee experts, regularly asked to comment on bumblebee science and conservation issues, and our work influences environment policy within the UK.

A Tree bumblebee feeding on the white flower of brambles.