Firstly, we LOVE flowers! Secondly, we LOVE everything to do with flowers and thirdly, we want to help PROTECT and PROMOTE everything that has a positive effect on our flowers.
Bumblebees not only help naturally pollinate our crops (a very important role to play), they are the life blood of our native wild flowers. Everyone loves to see beautiful wild flowers whilst they walk along rivers, through fields and drive down country roads. If there where no bees non of this would be possible! That is why we have pledged to help the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
A little about the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.
Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried. They have a vision for a different future in which our communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy. A growing number of committed supporters are helping their small team of staff make a big difference. They have over 8,000 members and are growing fast.
The trust’s aims
- Support the conservation of all bumblebees, rare or abundant.
- Raise awareness and increase understanding about bumblebees and the social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits which they and other pollinators provide.
- Ensure BBCT is sustainable, fit for purpose, and able to respond quickly to challenges and change.
Our pledge to the trust
We have pledged that one pence of every pound profit from bumblebee friendly bouquets will go to help the trust. Not only will we be supporting them with donations, we aim to help spread their word.
There is a lot to talk about and teach! We have learnt a lot from the trust and we hope to help teach those same teachings to you. Here’s a little one… Did you realise that the ‘wildflower mix seeds’ you get in the shops aren’t actually all that good for British bees? Neither did we! Thos packs are full of non-native varieties which can harm British bees.
We will have a lot more info and advise to come. Please stay tuned and visit our Bee News category.