The Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Proudly Supporting #BeeTheChange!

Bee the Change in 2021 and help bumblebees in your postcode. This year we’re proud to support the Bumblebee Conversation Trust’s new Bee the Change campaign, which makes it quick and simple to help bumblebees in your postcode. It doesn’t matter if you live in the city or the countryside. If you have a garden, a flower pot – or no outdoor space at all. You can Bee the Change wherever you live!

Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers. Thanks to their ‘free-bee’ service, more wildflowers can grow and we can enjoy delicious foods like tomatoes and blueberries. But bumblebees are in trouble. Over the past century we’ve lost millions of the flowers they need to survive. Now we can help feed our local bumblebees by providing more flowers in our towns, cities, and countryside.

Throughout 2021, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will bring you FREE resources and how-to guides to help you spot your local bumblebees, grow bee-friendly plants, and spread the word in your community. Simply choose the
action that’s right for you and get started!


Pledge to #BeeTheChange and download your FREE resources at www.bumblebeeconservation.org/beethechange

 

 

Bees are not just important for the honey and wax used in our soap, they have a huge environmental significance. In the UK we have 270 species of bee; the honey bee, approximately 24 species of bumblebee and over 240 species of solitary bees. Many are under threat due to modern farming practices, loss of habitat and the way we look after our green spaces. In the last 80 years two of our native species of bumblebee have become extinct with many more seeing severe population decline

We aim to be Bee friendly by choosing to use organic essential oils wherever possible promoting the growth of pesticide free crops. Most of our soap bars are made with lavender essential oil. This promotes the growth of lavender crops which are a favourite with the bees. We also want to help do our best to try and protect them for future generations, as such we have chosen to donate 10% of our profits to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust as well as stocking 'seed balls' which promote the growth of wildflowers increasing diversification of wildlife including bees to our gardens and wild spaces.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust work towards the following core aims:

1 Enhance the understanding of bumblebee ecology and conservation.

2 Increase the quality and quantity of bumblebee habitat.

3 Inspire and enable a diverse range of people to take action for bumblebees.

4 Be an effective and sustainable organisation.

To find out more about their work, check out their website:

https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/

 

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