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Thursday, 11 June 2020

Bumblebee Conservation Trust - Seasonal Advice To Help Save Bumblebee's

It is well-known that bumblebees are great pollinators, and therefore have a key role in producing much of the food that we eat. Through the pollination of many commercial crops such as tomatoes, peas, apples and strawberries, insects are estimated to contribute over £600 million per annum to the UK economy (2015), and in doing so prop up the £108 billion per-year food and drink industry in Britain.

Found a bumblebee in need of help? Whilst it is recommended to feed a bumblebee sugar water, this is only as a last resort, when there are no bee-friendly flowers around and when you are certain the bee is not just resting. There are a few things to consider before making an informed decision about whether or not a bumblebee really is in need of rescue. You can read more online HERE

Did you know, bumblebee's should be released where you found them? To read this article online click HERE