Bumblebees in Crisis!

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.