Great yellow bumblebee

Thurso: Gateway to the Great Yellow is working with communities in Caithness to style Thurso as the UK’s first Great yellow bumblebee town.

The project aims to create a strong sense of community ownership of this enigmatic rare bee and encourage grassroots support for bumblebee conservation.

Features include:

  • Habitat creation through engagement with local land owners.
  • Bee-friendly gardening workshops with local schools and community groups.
  • Best practice fact sheets for seed collection and wild flower propagation.
  • Training volunteers in managing community wild flower areas using traditional scything techniques.
“Few people realise just how important bumblebees are. They are charming little things and a pleasure to see, but they also do an essential job which many people take for granted. If bumblebees continue to decline then we face ecological turmoil. Join BBCT today and support their important work.”

Chris Packham
Naturalist, Television presenter
 

Chris Packham
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