Get involved

Bumblebees are a critical part of the natural environment therefore it is vital that we take action to help save these charming creatures from further population declines.

The ‘Get Involved’ section of our website provides details on the practical steps that you can take to help conserve bumblebee populations. If you would like to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust financially, for example, through a donation or by becoming a member, please visit the Support us section of our website.

Please use the links in the menu to the left to browse the following sections:

Attend an event: BBCT staff and volunteers deliver events up and down the country throughout the year. These include bumblebee themed exhibits at public events, talks and guided bumblebee walks for nature and gardening groups, plus bee identification training courses. Check out our events calendar for upcoming events in your area or, if you would like to invite one of our representatives to deliver an event in your area, contact us at enquiries@bumblebeeconservation.org.

Garden for bumblebees: Useful information about bee-friendly gardening, sourcing plants and seeds and links to our Bee kind gardening tool. Read more.

Manage your land in a bee-friendly way: Top tips for farmers and other land managers on managing meadows, pastures, orchards, brownfield sites, etc. for bumblebees. This section also provides information on seed harvesting and agri-environment schemes. Read more.

Survey: Help us to monitor bumblebee populations and behaviours by participating in one of our survey schemes. Read more.

Volunteering: We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Here you can read through our volunteer role profiles and decide which options best match your interests. Then complete our Volunteer Registration Form to get the ball rolling. Read more.

Forum: Join our staff and supporters for a chat online. This is your chance to have all your bumblebee questions answered. Read more.

Bumble kids: Bumblebee information and activities for children and young people. Find out more.

 

"We are facing a fundamental problem with the decline of bees and other pollinators. They have an absolutely crucial role in pollinating many of our important crops - without them we will face higher food costs and potential shortages."

Professor Douglas Kell
BBSRC Chief Executive

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