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Our stance

Our position statements are formed through close evaluation of the latest scientific research on each topic. They serve as guiding influences to help guide action for bumblebees.

A Common carder bumblebee flying towards the purple flowers of borage.
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A close-up of a Buff-tailed bumblebee feeding mid-flight from a white flower. The wings are blurred due to the speed of their movement.

A manifesto for bumblebees

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust have designed this manifesto to give bumblebees a political voice they lack.

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A footpath through a woodland awash with bluebells and other spring flowers.

Tree planting and woodland creation position statement

This statement sets out the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s position on tree planting and woodland creation in the UK.

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A tractor spraying in field of crops.

Pesticides position statement

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s position on the use of pesticides, is informed by current scientific evidence.

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A close-up of a honeybee inspecting the hive cells.

Honeybees position statement

The purpose of this position statement is to set out the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s position on managed honeybees.

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A close-up of a Buff-tailed bumblebee in mid-flight with its long tongue sticking out.

Commercial bumblebees position statement

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is calling for improved legislation to prevent the release of imported bumblebees.

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A close-up of green seedlings.

Seed provenance position statement

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust believes the priority is to conserve existing native biodiversity.

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A Tree bumblebee feeding on the white flower of brambles.

LNRS position statement

This guidance has been prepared to inform the responsible authorities developing Local Nature Recovery Strategies in England.