The Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Who are the Bumblebee Conservation Trust?
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust are one of the youngest national conservation charities in the UK, founded in 2006 by two academics whose research had uncovered serious concerns about bumblebee sustainability and survival.
In the last 80 years, bumblebee populations have been decimated and two native species have become extinct with a further eight of our 24 species endangered.
Their aim is to address the decline in bumblebee (and other wild pollinators) populations by increasing and restoring their habitats. There is also a good commercial reason for doing so, as pollinators are essential for our short and long-term food production.
How can I help?
Goood is proudly supporting the Bumblebee Conservation Trust by donating 5% of our Free Range Puppy Food to the trust. With every 3kg or 9kg bag of puppy food sold, you can help support their cause and help protect bumblebee populations from declining further.
Why do bees matter?
Did you know that insects are estimated to contribute over £600 million to the UK economy (2015).
Bumblebees are great pollinators and are an important contributor in producing much of the food that we eat on a daily basis. They help to pollinate food such as apples, tomatoes, peas and strawberries.
If pollinating species continue to decline, other means of pollinating these plants will have to increase. These tend to be extremely expensive, which will result in the price of food in the supermarkets increasing.
What the Bumblebee Conservation Trust does to help:
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust are seriously passionate about saving bumblebees and they do this guided by the latest scientific research. This science-led approach means that they are continuously monitoring and evaluating their activities to ensure the best practice.
They have a variety of projects where they work within rare bumblebee zones across the UK. Have a look at their current projects.
See more of what they do here.