In recent years it has become apparent that bumblebee populations are in crisis!
- Britain & Ireland have 25 native species of bumblebee
- 3 species have already become nationally extinct
- 5 are now designated UKBAP species, in recognition of their precarious situation
- 4 more are scheduled for inclusion
- In total 15 have undergone major range contractions
- Several species face extinction unless action is taken.