There are currently 24 species of Bumblebee in the UK. Bumblebees are large, furry, and charismatic four-winged insects that belong to an order called the Hymenoptera. They are well-known for their meandering, 'bumbling' flight, and their distinctive buzz.
Unlike the Honey bee, bumblebees do not make honey, as they do not need to store food for winter.
- Habitat: Bumblebees are great pollinators helping our food crops and wildflowers alike.
Sadly their numbers are declining due to loss of habitat and farming practices.
- Bees are endangered but not protected