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Bumblebee maths

At Bumblebee Conservation Trust, we regularly hear different numbers being quoted for the ‘Number of bumblebee species in the UK’. The confusion is caused by the subtractions, additions and even multiplications of species. Let’s go through the figures, showing the working like any good maths student should.

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Teaching children about bumblebees

Part of my job involves hosting stalls at fairs, shows and other places. I recently attended a special day for environmental organisations at the ‘Our Dynamic Earth’ attraction in Edinburgh. ODE is a very popular attraction that aims to teach people – especially children – about the earth, including geology, ecosystems, space, etc. It gave me then an opportunity to meet a new, large audience, to spread the word about the plight of the bumblebee.

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