Make your own seed packets
A little while ago, I wrote a blog about collecting seeds (click here to read it). One of our volunteers has thoughtfully designed a bespoke Bumblebee Conservation Trust seed packet, which you can print off, cut out, and use to store the seeds you've collected this year.
Here's an image of the front of the packet, but click here to see the full version.
You might also be interested in using these if you are intending to sell any seeds you have collected, to raise funds for BBCT. Some of our volunteers have already been selling seeds from their garden, and raising a lot of funds to support our work. If you're interested in finding out how to do this, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since I last wrote in this blog, I've been putting a lot of work into the next edition of our Buzzword newsletter. This newsletter goes out three times a year to all of our members, and lets our members know what we've been up to. It also has a few articles with information on how to help bumblebees, and special features on certain aspects of the amazing lives of bumblebees. As it's autumn, this edition has focused on hibernation. My own article presented hibernation as the safe slumber of queen bees, but in another article, Dr. Ben Darvill discusses one of the parasitic worm species which takes hold during hibernation. Ben's article provides grim reading, but it's fascinating all the same!