Become a member

Join the Bumblebee Conservation Trust today and help to save Britain’s bumblebees!

Your membership is vital. It helps to fund and support our work to conserve habitats, raise awareness and influence policies to support bumblebees.

What your membership gives you:

  • A subscription to our newsletter 'Buzzword', published three times per year.
  • A welcome pack tailored to gardeners, or those interested in bumblebee identification.
    This includes:
    – An attractive poster and factsheets with hints and tips about gardening or bumblebee identification.
    – A packet of bee-friendly flower seeds.
    – An 'enamel' bumblebee pin badge.
    – Car window sticker.
  • Opportunities to get involved in conservation events and programmes.

New - you can now join using Direct Debit it's easier for us and for you!

This Direct Debit form can be printed and posted to:

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park

Click here for the Direct Debit & Cheque Application form

If you would perfer to pay using PayPal, please follow the link below:

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We have a range of membership types:

Individual membership (£20) or Concessionary/Student rate (£16) 
With all the standard membership benefits listed above.

Overseas membership (£30)
With all the standard membership benefits listed above to your address outside the UK.

Youth membership (£12) for under 16s

Our Youth welcome pack containing a kids poster, activity sheet, stickers, pin badge and BBCT pencil. You will also receive our Busybees newsletter with your Buzzword magazine.

Teacher/Youth Leader (£24)
All our standard membership benefits, plus:
An Education Pack containing lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, activity ideas and stickers.

Family membership (£30)
All our standard membership benefits, plus:
A Youth welcome pack.
An extra packet of bumblebee-friendly flower seeds.
An extra enamel pin badge and two extra pin badges.
An extra car window sticker.

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We offer two Philanthropic membership types, for those individuals who would like to support us at a higher level.

Benefactor (£50)
All the benefits of the Standard membership pack, plus:
Your extra payment towards your membership will help us help even more bees!

Life Member (£500 one-off payment)
All the benefits of the Standard membership pack, plus:
No need to ever renew your membership!
Invitations to exclusive BBCT events.
A choice of our Gardening or Bee ID pack.
A Life member certificate.

Corporate and Group membership
By joining as a corporate or group member, you are directly supporting our conservation initiatives that benefit not only bees but also other wildlife and people.  Please click here to find out more about the four types of membership and the fantastic benefits you will receive.

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Membership packs are sent out on a weekly basis.  Subscription rates are for an annual membership with the exception of Life memberships.
Please email if you have any questions or concerns about joining.

“Bumblebees are lovely little creatures - their bright stripes and gentle buzz bring colour and sound to our summer gardens. They are also very important because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren't going well and some species are threatened with extinction.
I'm really concerned by these declines and I'm pleased to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust." 

Kate Humble
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Kate Humble
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