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The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is the only charity dedicated wholly to saving the UK's bumblebees. We are the independent voice for bumblebees.
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Clare Flynn 3h
Delighted to see the Bee Boards up . I took the pics & wrote the text after 3 years of doing a Beewalk at this beautiful site. Placed in the walled garden, they provide info & bee friendly ideas for people to take home. Love a bit of interpretation!
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BBCT 7h
Sounds like traffic collision... Sadly, busy roads are responsible for the death of countless insects every year. For more info on finding dead bees, generally and what to do if you suspect a poisoning event, please see:
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Katrina 'Tree' Thuis 8h
I wrote a little blog about how I stuck my beak in & encouraged our company to support the - hopefully it shows that anyone can make a difference
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BBCT 24h
Wishing Veronica Brivio the best of luck in the this Sunday. Veronica is running to raise money for the Trust and has nearly reached her goal! If you would like to support Veronica, you can read her story here: Photo credit: Dave Clark
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BBCT May 22
Always sad to see, but it is normal/natural predation, which has taken place for thousands of years. Some colonies recover, depending on how destructive attack was. More info here
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BBCT May 22
Replying to @IsSquire
Great to hear and great video - they are Tree bumblebees returning with lots of pollen! Workers vary in size, plus you will soon see new queens and males which all look similar but are different sizes. More info here:
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Back from the Brink May 21
Bee ID course for Beeginners! Join Bumblebee Conservation and learn how to identify the most common species of bumblebee. No previous experience necessary. For more info and to book your free place visit:
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shbumblebeeproject May 21
Great day surveying at five different sites , these included a small holding, rare breed center, wind farm, hay meadow & a road side verge! Nine species recorded including males of forest cuckoo, garden and tree and also recorded a female hill cuckoo
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shbumblebeeproject May 21
We will be running a beginners identification course with trust on the 22nd June at Tyland Barn. Learn how to identify the most common bumblebee species & all about bumblebee ecology, behaviour & lifecycle
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BBCT May 21
Replying to @MJShimwell @britishbee
Sounds like a Tree bee nest above - perfectly normal to find dead bees next to the nest. The circling bees are probably male Tree bees - see:
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BBCT May 21
They look like honeybees... Could just be a coincidence, but worth checking to see if there is a swarm nearby. If there is, then it is best to contact a local swarm collector via
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BBCT May 21
Beautiful photos :)
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MonkeeGenes May 21
This week we are supporting , donating 5% of sales to helping protect the bees whilst learning how we can take action to help them thrive 🐝 Learn more at
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BBCT May 21
New blog post: Residents & volunteers in the villages of Croyde & Georgeham, Devon, spent a day sowing wildflowers in shared community spaces for bumblebees & people to enjoy! Thanks to & for making it happen!
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BBCT May 20
Replying to @severnrover
Hi Vic, we can confirm that this is indeed a Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris). She's got the characteristic dusty buff-coloured tail, with the slightly darker yellow bands at her collar and abdomen.
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BBCT May 20
Replying to @Johnny2Jukes
Hi Jon. This is perfectly normal - this must be a male Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum). Male bumblebees, once they leave the nest, never return - aiming to get up bright and early to find a queen to mate with. You'll see them hanging out on plants all night!
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BBCT May 20
Fantastic slo-mo! Happy World Bee Day 🐝
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BBCT May 20
Replying to @kphilchris
Hi Karen, you're right on all accounts - it is Tree bumblebee mating season and this is a new queen and a male from this season, which will be key to the next generation.
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Clare Flynn May 19
5th new site for B. monticola, the bilberry bumblebee in Pembrokeshire! Will keep checking as much bilberry as I can in the Preselis! Although this one feeding on tormentil - ignoring all the bilberry!
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BBCT May 20
It's today! What are you doing today for the ? We're sharing images of four of the UK's rarest bumblebees. Share your pictures or stories with us too!
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