The Bumblebee Conservation Trust says that a foraging bumblebee with a full-stomach is only ever about 40 minutes from starvation, so “help feed bumblebees”, it says.
Here’s an informative 10 minute video on YouTube about what plants to grow in the garden. It’s full of information about how vital bees, in general, are to our food – especially fruit.
The Trust says that there are around 275 species of bumblebee in the world, and most are found in the northern hemisphere.
In the UK there are 24 species of bumblebee but only eight are commonly found.
In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have fallen dramatically, and two species have become nationally extinct.
We’ve never met anyone with a bad word to say about bumblebees, and you can find out more about them here.