As gardeners, you will probably be well aware of the danger that bumblebees, and other bees are currently in. Their numbers are in serious decline and this is due in large part to modern, intensive farming methods. Although there are now various schemes starting up to try and conserve and look after bee populations, they still need a lot of help. If you would like to play your part, and help to support the vital research into this problem, joining the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is one way in which you can. You can also buy gift memberships for other people. Or if you would prefer to help without joining the trust, you can do so if you shop at Amazon. Click through to Amazon via http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/products.html and Amazon will donate 8% of the price of whatever you purchase to the Trust.
When you join you will receive a welcome pack containing a poster of all the bumblebee species, a car sticker, enamel badge, pack of bee-friendly seed, and lots of useful information about the Trust's activities, and ways in which you can make your garden or allotment an attractive and safe haven for bees and other pollinating insects.