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Take a look at our Christmas gift guide for inspiration.
There are many ways you can support our conservation work this Christmas, from giving the gift of membership to buying from some of the businesses that donate to us with every purchase you make.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust gift membership.
By buying a friend or loved-one a gift membership, you will be helping to support the conservation of bumblebees across the UK. Giving a gift membership means you will be helping to create communities and countryside which are rich in bumblebees and colourful wildflowers, for everyone to enjoy. Individual membership is just £20 and Family membership is £30, we also have a fantastic Youth membership, which at £12 for the year, is a great way to get children and young people interested in the natural world around them. Each pack contains a stunning poster, a booklet, postcards, a pack of wildflower seeds, an enamel bumblebee pin badge and a car sticker. Our members' magazine, Buzzword, is sent three times a year and includes articles on scientific research, gardening for bumblebees and updates on our projects.
Tori Ratcliffe Art
Tori Ratcliffe Art has produced 50 limited edition bumblebee prints for the Trust with a fantastic 50% donation to the Trust with each purchase.
Don't miss out, everyone is buzzing about these and they are going quickly!
Shop the print here.
Amulette is a British jewellery brand whose inspiration and sense of uniqueness is at the heart of everything they do. Colour, movement and nature come together in distinguished and original jewellery designs curated by founder and award winning jewellery designer, Lisa Harris. Lisa has a huge love of bees and Amulette donate 10% of all their bee jewellery sales to support our conservation work.
Creature Candy was created to raise awareness of Britain's declining & protected wildlife species, to inspire people to take active roles in conservation and to help raise funds for the charities that endeavour to conserve our wildlife. With each online purchase they provide information about the species on the product, along with details about the related charity. They donate 10% of the purchase price of their bee products to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Bold & Noble
Bold & Noble's vision is to create beautifully-made screen prints people will love. Bee Kind and discover which flowers will get your garden buzzing with this bee friendly print. At least 15% of retail profits from this print gets donated to us to help save the bees!
The Voyage of the Queen Bee children's book
This delightful book has been written by ecologist Tim Gardiner who has recently branched out into poetry and story writing and this is his first in the insect adventure series. The illustrations are by Carl Mynott and are beautifully illustrated to compliment this children’s book. This first book in a series of children’s stories, tells the story of Blossom the bumblebee and her quest to save the nest after the local Hay Rattle flowers have been destroyed by a mower. The exciting journey takes her far away from home and into the path of many dangers.
The books in the Insect Adventures Series are designed to appeal to children of ages 5 to 8 who are able to read alone or they can be read by parents at bedtime. The stories are split into easy to read chapters and introduce children to the lives of insects and how they adapt and survive in the wild. The book is priced at £5.99 + p&p and will be available to order from December. Please order through InsectAdventures.
The Tale of the Shrill carder bee family children’s book
This beautifully written and illustrated book, inspired by ‘Beatrix Potter’, tells the tale of Lizzy, a Queen Shrill Carder bee and her family’s life cycle. Author and illustrator, Felicia Jones delights in her first of a series about endangered bumblebee species, inspired by her childhood and the visual memories of nature holding a special place in her heart. She has drawn on her memory to create illustrations that are gently whimsical.
The book raises conservation issues and describes a time when England’s green and pleasant lands were full of colourful wildflower meadows and educates about issues such as habitat loss and the importance of wildflowers. The book will be available to order from mid November, priced at £5.99 + p&p from www.turquoisestagdesign.com. Cards are also available to buy.
Pia jewellery is passionate about offering high quality and a diverse selection of jewellery. For every 'save the bees save the world' pendant that Pia jewellery sell, they will donate 10% to the Trust to help save the sound of summer!
Youngsies sell animal themed onesies and costumes for babies and toddlers. They have a super cute bee onesie-costume! They come in sizes from 6 months to 2 years so your little one can buzz around all day. You’ll also find pandas, bears, bunnies, dinosaurs and lots more on the site if you want to grow your zoo! When you buy one you'll be donating to Bumblebee Conservation trust too.
Teemill & Rapanui
All of the clothing in our bumblebee range, designed by Rapanui, is made from extra soft organic cotton, and better yet proceeds go towards our vital conservation work. Treat a loved one to a buzzing present!
Beans for Bees
Visit the ebay store for the lovely Beans for Bees team, all profits go towards the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Have a look at the bee goodies here.
Neals Yard Remedies
Neals Yard Remedies have a passionate belief that beauty should be natural and are raising awareness in natural remedies. Bee lovely...and help save the bees with their organic skincare range. Since launching the Bee Lovely range in 2011, an amazing £60,000 has been raised for bee-friendly causes!
Walton & Co.
Walton & Co. are a wholesaler of home furnishings who draw their inspiration from a variety of influences. All items from their fabulous Bee range are 100% cotton, and 10% of sales goes towards supporting the Trust. Give someone special a bee-autiful present this Christmas.
Pink & Greene
Buy beautiful Christmas cards and support the Trust at the same time from our supporters Pink & Greene. Simply select the Bumblebee Conservation Trust as your chosen charity at the checkout and help save the sound of summer.
New - The Bumblebees of Kent Book is now available to order! Beautifully written and full of colour. To learn more or order visit the Short-haired bumblebee project
You can support bumblebee conservation whenever you make a purchase from Amazon.co.uk when using our special bumblebee link . We will receive a donation worth 8% of your total purchase, at no extra cost to you! Last year, we raised in excess of £3,500 through this Amazon associate scheme. So, please save the link as a 'favourite' and use it everytime you are shopping via Amazon!
Whenever you buy anything online, such as gifts, insurance, mobile phones, groceries, clothes, books, train tickets and hotel rooms you can raise a free donation for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. There are over 2,700 retailers registered with the site, including John Lewis, eBay, Argos, Marks and Spencer, Apple and Waitrose to name a few. They will all donate a percentage of what you spend to us to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s really that simple!
Here’s how it works:
1. Sign up – go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2P51H7/ and click on the button to sign up. By using this link, we will also benefit from an extra £1 when you make your first donation with easyfundraising.
2. Shop – from the easyfundraising website, search for the retailer you’d like to shop with and click through to the retailer to make your purchase. This tells the retailer you came from easyfundraising. The price is exactly the same as if you’d visited the retailer directly.
3. Get a donation – after you’ve made your purchase, the retailer will give you a cash reward that easyfundraising turns into a donation for Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
No cost, no catch!
Please be assured that using the easyfundraising website will not cost you a penny. There are no catches or hidden charges and Bumblebee Conservation Trust benefits from any donations you make once registered.
“Bumblebees are one of the most endearing insect visitors to any garden. Their furry, colourful bodies and clumsy flight always raise a smile, but they also do an essential job. Without their pollination services many flowers would produce no seeds, and fruit and vegetable yields would suffer.”