Conservation of the Bumblebee

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was founded in response to growing concerns about the 'plight of the bumblebee'. We were very concerned by the extinction of 3 species and the dramatic declines experienced by 9 others. We aim to prevent further declines, and to raise awareness of the problems bumblebees face.

1. Bumblebees have been in decline for many years.

2. Bumblebees are essential pollinators of many flowers and fruits and can be used commercially to increase yields.