If you look closely at flowering plants in your garden, chances are, you'll spot at least one species of bumblebee. The giant, hairy bees are usually black with varying degrees of yellow banding. They are social insects that live in colonies of up to 200 workers. We have pollinators, such as the bumblebee, to thank for around every third mouthful of what we eat.
The continuing decline in bumblebee numbers across the globe can be linked to changes in the way we farm and use pesticides, along with a whole host of other reasons. It is now more important than ever to do your bit to help. You can do this by growing different flowers and shrubs that are full of nectar and pollen. As a result, they'll have abundant feeding grounds throughout the year. You can also help bumblebees by providing them somewhere to nest. In spring, queen bumblebees will be searching for nest sites. They'll be attracted to gardens where they can find plenty of food and safe places to nest low the ground.
Wildlife World cares passionately about bumblebees. We've carefully designed a range of habitats and unique flower mixes to encourage bumblebees into your garden.