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Winter active bumblebees

For most bumblebees species, winter is a time for hibernation. Indeed, queens can be expected to spend about half of their life in hibernation! But for the Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), winter can be just as busy a time as the rest of the year. In the warmer parts of the UK, fully active winter colonies of this species are regularly recorded, even when temperatures are close to freezing and there is snow on the ground. Read on to find out how to help them.

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Rachel B. is running for bumblebees

In late 2012 I was contacted by one of our members, Rachel B., who wanted to help support BBCT by running a marathon to raise funds. We've since exchanged a few emails (and long-distance running tips!), and Rachel has offered to keep us up to date with her training and progress. She will be running in the Edinburgh Marathon on 26th May 2013, leaving just over five months to get ready for the big challenge! 

Here is the first installment of Rachel's marathon updates: 

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