Tag Archives: Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Spring flowers for bumblebees

Early spring marks the turning of the year, and is one of the most crucial times in the life of our bumblebees, as Katy Malone, a Conservation Officer with Bumblebee Conservation Trust in Scotland, explains. Queen bumbles have been hibernating … Continue reading

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From Beinn Eighe to bees

It was in the reign of Queen Victoria that the first foreign honeybees were imported into the UK and our weather-hardy, chocolate-coloured brown bee began to fall out of fashion. Before this, all beekeepers in Britain kept the British Isles’ … Continue reading

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A new Highland icon

Katy Malone is a Conservation Officer with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and has a special interest in the great yellow bumblebee. Here she explains why, and reveals some of the steps being taken to try and halt the decline of … Continue reading

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The waning of the bees

We are delighted to bring you a guest blog from Professor Dave Goulson, an acknowledged expert on bumblebees and indeed a founding figure in the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. “This spring was the worst I can remember for bumblebees. In March … Continue reading

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