Looking out for Bumblebees

Hello and welcome to this week’s episode where my guest is Gill Perkins, CEO of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We talk about bumblebee populations and habitats, what we can do to encourage and care for bumblebees in our gardens and about the role of bumblebees in tomato pollination, which came as a complete surprise to me!

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What We Talk About 

Bumblebee concerns

Bumblebee identification

Honeybees and beekeeping

Encouraging and caring for bumblebees

Tomato pollination


Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Bee the Change

Managed Honeybees


Article on beekeeping

Honeybees and other wildlife

Trouble with beekeeping boom

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