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Pollinating the Peak

Populations of bumblebees have crashed in Britain in the last 80 years due to habitat loss, climate change and pesticides. But one ambitious natural heritage project based in Derbyshire is working hard to revive their numbers by raising awareness of the links between the countryside, food and bumblebees through education and community action.

Pollinating the Peak

Bumblebees are pollinating insects that play a vital role in agriculture. Populations of this flying friend to farmers have crashed in Britain in the last 80 years due to habitat loss, climate change and pesticides. Two species have even become extinct.

Pollinating the Peak is an ambitious natural heritage project trying to revive their numbers. It raises awareness of the links between the countryside, food and bumblebees. Through education and community activities, it inspires action to help bumblebees. The project is based in Derbyshire and has a focus on the Bilberry bumblebee, a Peak District priority species.

Led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, this work involves a wide range of partners. It reaches people of all ages; in disadvantaged urban and rural communities; and non-traditional audiences like prisoners.


The Bumblebee Conservation Trust team

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