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The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is the only charity dedicated wholly to saving the UK's bumblebees. Saving the sound of summer! 🐝

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August #BumblesoftheWorld - this month Chawatat Thanoosing and Paul Williams describe the remarkable giant Orange-legged #bumblebee, Bombus eximius, from the tropics in Southeast Asia. https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bumblebees-of-the-world-blog-series-8-bombus-eximius/ #bumblebeesoftheworld Photo credit: Chawatat Thanoosing
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August #bumblesoftheworld - this month Chawatat Thanoosing and Paul Williams describe the remarkable giant Orange-legged #bumblebee , Bombus eximius, from the tropics in Southeast Asia. https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bumblebees-of-the-world-blo

#theGYBHunt Square of the Week - It's hard to believe that this square has no records of the #greatyellowbumblebee in 10 years. The habitat on the coast looks perfect - well worth a trip and surely an ideal walk to find this rare #bumblebee and enjoying the views. If you can help with grid ref NB35, read more on the Great Big Great Yellow Bumblebee Hunt at: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/great-big-gyb-hunt/ #theGYBHunt #greatyellowbumblebee #squareoftheweek #BeeWalk #conservation #nature #holiday
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#thegybhunt Square of the Week - It's hard to believe that this square has no records of the #greatyellowbumblebee in 10 years. The habitat on the coast looks perfect - well worth a trip and surely an ideal walk to find this rare #bumblebee and enjoy

Buzz is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the natural history of #bees  
Shortlisted in the Adult category of Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2019 and available in paperback via our website:
www.bumblebeeconservation.org/recommended-reading
Donations from sales go to the Trust!
#bumblebees #ecology #entomology
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Buzz is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the natural history of #bees Shortlisted in the Adult category of Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2019 and available in paperback via our website: www.bumblebeeconservation.org/recommended-rea

jumbo bumblebee
how it soars amazes me
on wings so darn wee
by Robert L. Hinshaw
Inspired by #bumblebee poetry? Why not have a go at our #Kent poetry competition with @buzzingcoast! www.bumblebeeconservation.org/mab-poetry-competition
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"jumbo bumblebee how it soars amazes me on wings so darn wee" by Robert L. Hinshaw Inspired by #bumblebee poetry? Why not have a go at our #kent poetry competition with @buzzingcoast ! www.bumblebeeconservation.org/mab-poetry-competition

Bumblebee nests make new queens near the end of the colony lifecycle. This can be late spring for some species (e.g. Early bumblebee), right through to late summer for most species. New queens are made when some of the larvae are fed much more food. This allows them to become larger, and to develop reproductive systems that set them apart as queens instead of workers.
Photo: White-tailed bumblebee queen by Nick Owen

#bumblebees #bees #beefriendly #ecofriendly #lovenature #summer #insects #queenbee #buzz #pollen
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Bumblebee nests make new queens near the end of the colony lifecycle. This can be late spring for some species (e.g. Early bumblebee), right through to late summer for most species. New queens are made when some of the larvae are fed much more food.

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
This is the song of the bee.
His legs are of yellow;
A jolly, good fellow,
And yet a great worker is he.
by Marian Douglas

Fancy yourself a poet? Enter our @buzzingcoast Poetry Competition! Closes 14 Sep. Entrants must reside within Kent. www.bumblebeeconservation.org/mab-poetry-competition Photo credit: Sarah Seymour

#bumblebee #beepoem #kent #summer #kentlife #outdoors #nature #lovenature #naturepoem #wildlifepoetry #wildlifephotography #rainydayactivities #poetry #artist #rhyme
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"Buzz! buzz! buzz! This is the song of the bee. His legs are of yellow; A jolly, good fellow, And yet a great worker is he." by Marian Douglas Fancy yourself a poet? Enter our @buzzingcoast Poetry Competition! Closes 14 Sep. Entrants must reside wit

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We received a delightful message from Amanda Lynne about her niece Billeigh, age 5:

My little niece wanted me to share her story with you all! My beautiful niece is a girl on a mission. She has saved 20 bees this year. She has a swimming pool in her back garden and every morning she goes out to make sure there are no bumblebees trapped in the pool. If there are, she helps them out! She absolutely loves it! Here is a picture of one of the #bumblebees she saved, which happily flew away! 
We think Billeigh would make a wonderful #BackyardNature Guardian - well done! #wildlife #conservation #welldone @backyardnatuk
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We received a delightful message from Amanda Lynne about her niece Billeigh, age 5: My little niece wanted me to share her story with you all! My beautiful niece is a girl on a mission. She has saved 20 bees this year. She has a swimming pool in her

Do you reside in Kent & have a creative flair? We are looking for more entries for our @BuzzingCoast poetry competition. We have a fantastic first prize & the winner will be judged by our wonderful patron @OllySmith! Come on take a look & join in: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/mab-poetry-competition/ #Coastalpoem #MaBPoetry
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Do you reside in Kent & have a creative flair? We are looking for more entries for our @buzzingcoast poetry competition. We have a fantastic first prize & the winner will be judged by our wonderful patron @ollysmith ! Come on take a look & join in: ht

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We’re proud to be part of the excellent @NatureBftB project, which has been nominated for a @nationallotterygoodcauses Heritage Award! Take a look at this beautiful video of some of the amazing species, the partnership is working on saving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKTEmBH3-tk
Take a minute to vote for the project here and  help us to continue to 'bring them back from the brink': https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/projects/view/back-from-the-brink?context=vote
Voting closes 21 August! #NLAbackfromthebrink #naturebftb
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We’re proud to be part of the excellent @naturebftb project, which has been nominated for a @nationallotterygoodcauses Heritage Award! Take a look at this beautiful video of some of the amazing species, the partnership is working on saving: https://w

We are delighted to have partnered up with @thecuriositybox_ to produce this amazing Bee Box containing bumblebee themed activities, including Seedy Socks, Bee B&B, Flower Power and Pollinate. Also included are some cool collectables, including a jumbo magnifier to look close up at #bumblebees and #wildflowers. Suitable for curious kids aged 7-11 years, the Trust will receive 50p from every box sold! Launching on the 19 August, this box will have limited availability, however, you can pre-order your box now: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/product-category/the-curiosity-box/ #funscience #activities #curiositybox #beebox #learning
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We are delighted to have partnered up with @thecuriositybox_ to produce this amazing Bee Box containing bumblebee themed activities, including Seedy Socks, Bee B&B, Flower Power and Pollinate. Also included are some cool collectables, including a jum

#GYBHunt Square of the Week - Much of grid ref NF88 square is inaccessible, except the western edge of Berneray. If you have some time to spare before the ferry to Leverburgh, why not take a walk along the coastal machair and see if you can find the #greatyellowbumblebee? You can read more on the Great Big Great Yellow Bumblebee Hunt at: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/great-big-gyb-hunt/ #theGYBhunt #greatyellowbumblebee #squareoftheweek #BeeWalk #conservation #nature #holiday
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#gybhunt Square of the Week - Much of grid ref NF88 square is inaccessible, except the western edge of Berneray. If you have some time to spare before the ferry to Leverburgh, why not take a walk along the coastal machair and see if you can find the

Hang on in there the next few days!  #whitetailed #redtailed #bumblebee #fridayfeeling #storm
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Hang on in there the next few days! #whitetailed #redtailed #bumblebee #fridayfeeling #storm

A #bumblebee with a full honey stomach (a section of the digestive system used to carry nectar) only has enough energy to power about 40 minutes of flight! It's massively important to make sure there are plenty of refuelling stations (AKA Flowers) for them. 
#lovebees #Beekind #GrowFlowers #earlybumblebee #summer #bees #nature #wildlife #conservation #lovenature #buzz
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A #bumblebee with a full honey stomach (a section of the digestive system used to carry nectar) only has enough energy to power about 40 minutes of flight! It's massively important to make sure there are plenty of refuelling stations (AKA Flowers) fo

A huge thank you to Tina who has raised over £200 for the #bumblebees by getting all her hair shaved off! Absolutely bee-rilliant #thankyou
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A huge thank you to Tina who has raised over £200 for the #bumblebees by getting all her hair shaved off! Absolutely bee-rilliant #thankyou

We are supporting the @backyardnatuk campaign with @SembleUK. Together we are helping all children to spend more time outdoors to enjoy and protect the nature where they live.
Find out more here: www.bumblebeeconservation.org/playing-our-part-in-backyard-nature

@ollysmith #backyardnature #conservation #habitat #bumblebees #nature #gardening #playtime #outdoors
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We are supporting the @backyardnatuk campaign with @sembleuk. Together we are helping all children to spend more time outdoors to enjoy and protect the nature where they live. Find out more here: www.bumblebeeconservation.org/playing-our-part-in-back

Introducing the bee-utiful #bumblebee watch by @limitwatches, in partnership with the Trust. Available from select stockists – find your nearest at: http://limitwatches.co.uk/collection/secret-garden/ #watches #wildflowers #rosegold #fashionforward
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Introducing the bee-utiful #bumblebee watch by @limitwatches , in partnership with the Trust. Available from select stockists – find your nearest at: http://limitwatches.co.uk/collection/secret-garden/ #watches #wildflowers #rosegold #fashionforward

Square of the Week - Despite still being a traditionally crofted area with great areas of flower-rich machair, Ness at the northern point of Lewis, grid ref NB56, has no records of the #greatyellowbumblebee for over 10 years. This should be a rewarding square for the adventurous! If you can help, read more on the Great Big Great Yellow Bumblebee Hunt at: www.bumblebeeconservation.org/great-big-gyb-hunt

#theGYBHunt #greatyellowbumblebee #squareoftheweek #BeeWalk #conservation #nature #holiday
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Square of the Week - Despite still being a traditionally crofted area with great areas of flower-rich machair, Ness at the northern point of Lewis, grid ref NB56, has no records of the #greatyellowbumblebee for over 10 years. This should be a rewardi

Buzzing with that #FridayFeeling like this male Garden #bumblebee! 
Credit: Symmoane K. Bowman #summerbuzz #friyay #lovebees #nature #conservation #bees
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Buzzing with that #fridayfeeling like this male Garden #bumblebee ! Credit: Symmoane K. Bowman #summerbuzz #friyay #lovebees #nature #conservation #bees

Did you know, bees have smelly feet?!
They leave a scent behind on the flower they have just visited which other bees can use as a cue to work out if the nectar in that flower has recently been taken. The next bee visitor can simply avoid that flower until more nectar is produced, and doesn’t have to waste precious foraging time.
Photo: White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)
#cleverbees #bumblebees #conservation #nature #wildlife
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Did you know, bees have smelly feet?! They leave a scent behind on the flower they have just visited which other bees can use as a cue to work out if the nectar in that flower has recently been taken. The next bee visitor can simply avoid that flower

Looking for something to do with the kids over the #school #holidays? Try our Fun and Learning section for some inspiration! http://ow.ly/BjLk50viqOw 
#Bumblebees #Kids #SummerHolidays #Bored #ThingsToDo
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Looking for something to do with the kids over the #school #holidays ? Try our Fun and Learning section for some inspiration! http://ow.ly/BjLk50viqOw #bumblebees #kids #summerholidays #bored #thingstodo

#MondayMotivation - these busy #bumblebees are replenishing their energy with the nectar from a globe artichoke #flower! Thank you to Kim Seager for this lovely video. #busybees
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#mondaymotivation - these busy #bumblebees are replenishing their energy with the nectar from a globe artichoke #flower ! Thank you to Kim Seager for this lovely video. #busybees

#theGYBHunt Square of the Week - The last record in grid ref NC66 of the #greatyellowbumblebee was 10 years ago, and only one other #bumblebee has been recorded in this square since. This is highly likely to be a case of under-recording, so if you can help find this charismatic bumblebee here, read more on the Great Big Great Yellow Bumblebee Hunt at: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/great-big-gyb-hunt/  #theGYBhunt #greatyellowbumblebee #squareoftheweek #BeeWalk #conservation #nature #holiday
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#thegybhunt Square of the Week - The last record in grid ref NC66 of the #greatyellowbumblebee was 10 years ago, and only one other #bumblebee has been recorded in this square since. This is highly likely to be a case of under-recording, so if you ca

New blog by our Conservation Officer for Scotland, Katy Malone, who introduces her idyllic #allotment and reveals how popular it is with #bumblebees, especially when she allows the 'weeds' to grow in between her #crops: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bees-find-a-helping-hand-on-my-allotment/ #wildflower
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New blog by our Conservation Officer for Scotland, Katy Malone, who introduces her idyllic #allotment and reveals how popular it is with #bumblebees , especially when she allows the 'weeds' to grow in between her #crops : https://www.bumblebeeconservat

When identifying bumblebees, be aware that many species become harder to identify as they fade in colour and lose hair as they age. So if it’s late in the season their bright tails and bands will look duller and they may even have a few bald spots! This is all completely normal as bumblebees come to the end of their life.
These images show the difference between a fresh Common carder bee and an older one.

#conservation #nature #bumblebees #commoncarderbee #lovebees #buzz #wildflowers #garden #wildlife #beefriendly #bee
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When identifying bumblebees, be aware that many species become harder to identify as they fade in colour and lose hair as they age. So if it’s late in the season their bright tails and bands will look duller and they may even have a few bald spots! T

Are you looking for inspiration for the #schoolholidays? We have two great activities for all the family this summer . . help search for the #greatyellowbumblebee or create buzzing #poetry. Read more about how to get involved here: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/ #MaBcomp #theGYBHunt
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Are you looking for inspiration for the #schoolholidays ? We have two great activities for all the family this summer . . help search for the #greatyellowbumblebee or create buzzing #poetry . Read more about how to get involved here: https://www.bumble

#Bumblebees love viper's bugloss! This flamboyant biennial #wildflower prefers chalky soil, dry banks and dunes and the seeds are best planted in autumn. Snake-like in appearance, it was once used as an anti-venom for bites from the spotted viper. . .

#bumblebee #lovebees #flowers #wildflowers #flowers #nature #conservation #nature #wildlife #buzz #flowerpower #summer #gardening
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#bumblebees love viper's bugloss! This flamboyant biennial #wildflower prefers chalky soil, dry banks and dunes and the seeds are best planted in autumn. Snake-like in appearance, it was once used as an anti-venom for bites from the spotted viper. .

A couple of worker Buff-tailed #bumblebees heading in and out of their nest! Our Trustee Les Moore, was lucky enough to come across this nest while on holiday and captured this image. #bumblebee #conservation #nest #holiday #bufftailedbumblebee
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A couple of worker Buff-tailed #bumblebees heading in and out of their nest! Our Trustee Les Moore, was lucky enough to come across this nest while on holiday and captured this image. #bumblebee #conservation #nest #holiday #bufftailedbumblebee

Do you see yourself as a photographer or filmmaker? If you do, don't miss your chance to enter the @Naturebftb competition! #beeinspired & celebrate the magic of the UK's wildlife: https://naturebftb.co.uk/competition/ #naturebftb #conservation #photography
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Do you see yourself as a photographer or filmmaker? If you do, don't miss your chance to enter the @naturebftb competition! #beeinspired & celebrate the magic of the UK's wildlife: https://naturebftb.co.uk/competition/ #naturebftb #conservation #phot

Our new business member @fragrantearthglastonbury held a drawing competition during #beesneedsweek to highlight the plight of bumblebees. Their shop window is now full of fabulous #bumblebee paintings and drawings! Well done to all the children who were involved and to #FragrantEarth for supporting #beesneedsweek #thankyou #welldone
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Our new business member @fragrantearthglastonbury held a drawing competition during #beesneedsweek to highlight the plight of bumblebees. Their shop window is now full of fabulous #bumblebee paintings and drawings! Well done to all the children who w

Now that we are well into bumblebee season, perhaps it's time to brush up on your bee ID skills? Or maybe you will need it for #theGYBHunt? 'Bumblebees - an introduction is the Trust's first book on bumblebees. It is easy to carry around and contains bumblebee ecology, species descriptions & identification tips, complete with beautiful images and easy-to-use reference. You can order the book here: http://ow.ly/FLdD50v0QlW
#busybee #beebook #bumblebees #wildlife #conservation
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Now that we are well into bumblebee season, perhaps it's time to brush up on your bee ID skills? Or maybe you will need it for #thegybhunt ? 'Bumblebees - an introduction is the Trust's first book on bumblebees. It is easy to carry around and contains

#theGYBHunt Square of the Week - This square stretches between Kylerhea on the Isle of Skye, to Glenelg on the mainland. It's been 15 years since the #greatyellowbumblebee was last recorded in grid ref NG71, and with no other #bumblebee records since 2010, it's definitely an under-recorded area. If you can help, read more on the Great Big Great Yellow Bumblebee Hunt at: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/great-big-gyb-hunt/ #theGYBhunt #greatyellowbumblebee #squareoftheweek #BeeWalk #conservation #nature #holiday
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#thegybhunt Square of the Week - This square stretches between Kylerhea on the Isle of Skye, to Glenelg on the mainland. It's been 15 years since the #greatyellowbumblebee was last recorded in grid ref NG71, and with no other #bumblebee records since

July’s #BumblesoftheWorld blog features the endangered Bombus inexspectatus, literally an unexpected European #bumblebee, first described by Tkalcu in 1963, which has been found to parasitize on the Red-shanked carder bee (Bombus ruderarius). http://ow.ly/GGq350v4H9u
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July’s #bumblesoftheworld blog features the endangered Bombus inexspectatus, literally an unexpected European #bumblebee , first described by Tkalcu in 1963, which has been found to parasitize on the Red-shanked carder bee (Bombus ruderarius). http://

Only true #bumblebee queens and workers have #pollen baskets on their hind legs - these are flat areas on their hind legs surrounded by hairs which act as combs to brush  pollen into their baskets. Often a ball of pollen will be present, but when empty, a shiny surface fringed by hairs can be seen. If the bumblebee has hairy hind legs, it will be a male or cuckoo bumblebee.

#bumblebees #bees #queenbee #lovebees #nature #conservation #wildlife #beefacts #animalfacts #pollen #flowers #garden #wildlifeconservation #insects #entomology
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Only true #bumblebee queens and workers have #pollen baskets on their hind legs - these are flat areas on their hind legs surrounded by hairs which act as combs to brush pollen into their baskets. Often a ball of pollen will be present, but when emp

We were delighted to meet Ro during his @bumblebike2019 adventure last Thursday after he cycled along the South Coast from Kent to meet us in our Eastleigh office at Lakeside Country Park. Ro learnt about the fundraising and communications side of the Trust and enjoyed a lovely #BeeWalk with the team! Ro is cycling to each of the Trust's project locations raising awareness of the UK's #bumblebees!
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We were delighted to meet Ro during his @bumblebike2019 adventure last Thursday after he cycled along the South Coast from Kent to meet us in our Eastleigh office at Lakeside Country Park. Ro learnt about the fundraising and communications side of th

#theGYBHunt Square of the Week - Tiree is rightly famous for its flower-rich machair and has good populations of the #greatyellowbumblebee elsewhere on the island. However, they haven't been recorded in the south for over 15 years. If you can help with grid ref NL93, read more on the Great Big Great Yellow Bumblebee Hunt at: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/great-big-gyb-hunt/ #theGYBhunt #greatyellowbumblebee #squareoftheweek #BeeWalk #conservation #nature #holiday
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#thegybhunt Square of the Week - Tiree is rightly famous for its flower-rich machair and has good populations of the #greatyellowbumblebee elsewhere on the island. However, they haven't been recorded in the south for over 15 years. If you can help wi

Check out our Bee kind tool which can help you improve your #garden for #bumblebees! With over 700 plant suggestions, there's something for everyone's garden! #BeesNeedsWeek
beekind.bumblebeeconservation.org 
#beefriendly #wildlife #nature
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Check out our Bee kind tool which can help you improve your #garden for #bumblebees ! With over 700 plant suggestions, there's something for everyone's garden! #beesneedsweek beekind.bumblebeeconservation.org #beefriendly #wildlife #nature

#Thursdaythoughts - what will you plant for the #bumblebees during #beesneedsweek? Take a look at our Bee kind tool to help you decide: https://beekind.bumblebeeconservation.org/ Credit: And Smile Photography #commoncarder #bee #conservation #beesneeds
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#thursdaythoughts - what will you plant for the #bumblebees during #beesneedsweek ? Take a look at our Bee kind tool to help you decide: https://beekind.bumblebeeconservation.org/ Credit: And Smile Photography #commoncarder #bee #conservation #beesnee

Our West Country Buzz Conservation Officer, Dr Cathy Horsely, gave a talk to the Brandis Corner Wildlife Group in Devon back in April, and a lovely piece was written all about bumblebees and the West Country Buzz project for their newsletter (PDF no.29) www.bcwildlifegroup.co.uk/newsletters

#bumblebees #bumblebee #beefriendly #lovebees #savethebees #ecology #nature #conservation #wildlife #wildlifephotography #entomology #wildlifeconservation #buzz
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Our West Country Buzz Conservation Officer, Dr Cathy Horsely, gave a talk to the Brandis Corner Wildlife Group in Devon back in April, and a lovely piece was written all about bumblebees and the West Country Buzz project for their newsletter (PDF no.

#BeesNeedsWeek - what are you doing in your local community to support #bees? Our projects focus on engaging & working with communities to create bee-friendly habitat. Why not share pictures of your community for #BeesNeeds week?
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#bumblebeegarden #beefriendly #beekind #gardening #lovegardening #pollinators #wildlifefriendly #wildlife #nature #conservation
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#beesneedsweek - what are you doing in your local community to support #bees ? Our projects focus on engaging & working with communities to create bee-friendly habitat. Why not share pictures of your community for #beesneeds week? . #bumblebeegarden #

We're delighted to announce we are supporting the @BackyardNatUK campaign which aims to get all children to spend more time enjoying and protecting nature where they live. Working with @SembleUK and the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation we will encourage all children, especially those in communities least likely to get outdoors, to become #BackyardNature Guardians, and give them the tools they need to protect their own patch of nature - no matter how small. You can read more and sign up at: https://www.backyardnature.org/

#BackyardNature #environment #nature #earthday #green #conservation #wildflowers #habitat
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We're delighted to announce we are supporting the @backyardnatuk campaign which aims to get all children to spend more time enjoying and protecting nature where they live. Working with @sembleuk and the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation we will enc

Last week we were joined by work experience student, Eliza, in our Eastleigh office, based within Lakeside Country Park. She tried lots of different activities (including bumblebee photography, BeeWalk and an outreach event) and felt very inspired by our work.
Eliza has written a lovely blog describing her week with us: www.bumblebeeconservation.org/elizas-week-of-work-experience-with-the-trust
2nd photo is of a Common carder bee, by Eliza

#BeesNeeds #beesneedsweek #bumblebee #beefriendly #bees #conservation #workexperience #conservationexperience #wildlife #workwithwildlife #ecology #nature
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Last week we were joined by work experience student, Eliza, in our Eastleigh office, based within Lakeside Country Park. She tried lots of different activities (including bumblebee photography, BeeWalk and an outreach event) and felt very inspired by

What's the buzz this week in @carnabylondon? Come along and join in with the exciting #BeesNeeds celebrations! http://ow.ly/54lU50uD6VV 
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#carnabystreet #beesneeds #defra #wildlifeconservation #nature #wildlife #savethebees #beekind #gardening #lovebees #environment
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What's the buzz this week in @carnabylondon ? Come along and join in with the exciting #beesneeds celebrations! http://ow.ly/54lU50uD6VV . #carnabystreet #beesneeds #defra #wildlifeconservation #nature #wildlife #savethebees #beekind #gardening #love

It's #BeesNeedsWeek! There are so many ways you can help #bees and other pollinators in your #garden and local community. Click here for the Bees' Needs advice on how to support bees: www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bees-needs  @defrauk .
#bumblebees #gardening #lovegardening #defra #beesneeds #conservation #wildlifeconservation #nature #wildlife #lovewildlife
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It's #beesneedsweek ! There are so many ways you can help #bees and other pollinators in your #garden and local community. Click here for the Bees' Needs advice on how to support bees: www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bees-needs @defrauk . #bumblebees #

750 miles . . wishing @bumblebike2019 the best of luck and an enjoyable experience, cycling to each of the Trust project locations raising awareness of the UK's #bumblebees! First stop was meeting our fantastic Pollinating the Peak team and the cages set up on the moor to prevent sheep and deer grazing off the bilberry plants which prevents them from flowering . . . next stop is Kent to visit our Making a Buzz for the Coast team #bumblebike2019 #raisingawareness #bumblebee #cycling
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750 miles . . wishing @bumblebike2019 the best of luck and an enjoyable experience, cycling to each of the Trust project locations raising awareness of the UK's #bumblebees ! First stop was meeting our fantastic Pollinating the Peak team and the cages

#theGYBHunt Square of the Week - Eday is a beautiful island in the middle of the Orkney archipelago. Although the #greatyellowbumblebee hasn't been recorded in grid ref HY53 since 2002, it thrives on islands close by and it seems most likely that the lack of records is down to the lack of regular recording. If you can help, read more on the Great Big Great Yellow Bumblebee Hunt at: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/great-big-gyb-hunt/ #theGYBhunt #greatyellowbumblebee #squareoftheweek #BeeWalk #conservation #nature #holiday
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#thegybhunt Square of the Week - Eday is a beautiful island in the middle of the Orkney archipelago. Although the #greatyellowbumblebee hasn't been recorded in grid ref HY53 since 2002, it thrives on islands close by and it seems most likely that the

Thank you to everyone who has submitted potential sightings for #theGYBHunt to date. We have received lots of photos and six are confirmed as #greatyellowbumblebees! Sadly, none from any of the target squares yet, however, please keep sending your sightings to iRecord http: www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/ #conservation #northcoast500 #holiday #visitscotland #fridayfeeling Video credit: Richard Bunting (Male, Great Yellow bumblebee)
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Thank you to everyone who has submitted potential sightings for #thegybhunt to date. We have received lots of photos and six are confirmed as #greatyellowbumblebees ! Sadly, none from any of the target squares yet, however, please keep sending your si

A bumblebee's best friend!
Dogs make great companions on BeeWalks - why not take yours out on a local walk and record the bumblebees that you see along the way? Go to www.beewalk.org.uk
#ThursdayThoughts #bumblebeecount #dogwalk #wildflowers #beewalk #ecology #dogsofinstagram
Photo credit: @watchingwildlifewithmonty
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A bumblebee's best friend! Dogs make great companions on BeeWalks - why not take yours out on a local walk and record the bumblebees that you see along the way? Go to www.beewalk.org.uk #thursdaythoughts #bumblebeecount #dogwalk #wildflowers #beewalk

Found a dead #bumblebee? Whilst we can't always tell you the exact reason why a bumblebee that you have found has died, we can tell you this: worker bumblebees only live for a few weeks during the summer, and then sadly die.
It’s therefore very normal to see a small number of dead bees around. So long as you are still seeing live bees in the area, then it’s unlikely to be anything to worry about about.
There are other reasons why you might have found a dead bumblebee, such as parasites or predators - go to the FAQ page on our website to find out more!
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Found a dead #bumblebee ? Whilst we can't always tell you the exact reason why a bumblebee that you have found has died, we can tell you this: worker bumblebees only live for a few weeks during the summer, and then sadly die. It’s therefore very norma

Come to 'Carnabee' Street from 8-14 July and visit the #BeesNeeds bumblearium - a chance to get up close to lots of #bee action! There will be educational and fun games, installations and talks and virtual reality headsets to show you the inner workings of a #bumblebee nest!
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#beesneedsweek #carnabystreet #beekind #bees #lovebees #savethebees #gardening #conservation #nature #wildlife #wildlifeconservation
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Come to 'Carnabee' Street from 8-14 July and visit the #beesneeds bumblearium - a chance to get up close to lots of #bee action! There will be educational and fun games, installations and talks and virtual reality headsets to show you the inner worki

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