The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the 'plight of the bumblebee'. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have declined and two species have become nationally extinct. The Trust is a science-based charity, concerned with halting and reversing the decline in bumblebees and other pollinating insects.
We have a vision for a different future in which our communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy. A growing number of committed supporters are helping our small team of staff to make a difference. We have about 10,000 members and are growing fast.
We are working toward three main aims: