A Message From Chloe, Project Officer For Bee The Change Campaign

I’m absolutely buzzing to share this message from Chloe, Project Officer for the bee-rilliant Bee the change campaign:

“2021 is the year to Bee the Change!"

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s new Bee the Change campaign is all about simple, quick micro-actions people can do to make their postcodes more bumblebee-friendly.

It doesn’t matter if they live in the city or the countryside. If they have a garden, a flower pot – or no outdoor space at all. They can Bee the Change wherever they live!

The official Bee the Change campaign launch is TODAY Thursday 18th March 2021. We are launching a new website www.bumblebeeconservation.org/beethechange which will be full of free resources to help inspire people to take action for bumblebees.

It would be wonderful to have your support sharing the #BeeTheChange message from the start.

Through the campaign, people will pledge to Bee the Change and carry out quick and simple micro-actions like spotting nearby bumblebees, growing bee-friendly plants, creating wild bumblebee havens, and spreading the #BeeTheChange message with their friends, families and local communities.

We hope you can help us spread the Bee the Change message far and wide. By following this link below you will find a toolkit and images which you can use freely to create your own social media posts and news stories.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oR1fqbCDu8c3SjRiz1_8I2ts-dcpRI7c?usp=sharing

The more of us who care about bumblebees, the bigger the difference we can make!

FAQ

Why are we launching Bee the Change?

Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers. Thanks to their ‘free-bee’ service, more wildflowers can grow and we can enjoy delicious foods like tomatoes and blueberries.

But bumblebees are in trouble. Over the past century we’ve lost millions of the flowers they need to survive. Now we can help our local bumblebees by providing more flowers in our towns, cities, and countryside, and by spreading the word about why bumblebees are so important.

If lots of people can do just one thing to Bee the Change, together we can get these little superheroes buzzing again!

How can people take part in Bee the Change?

Throughout 2021, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will provide FREE resources and how-to guides to help people spot their local bumblebees, grow bee-friendly plants, and spread the word in their communities.

All they have to do is visit our website, choose the action that’s right for them, and get started!

People can also show their support by pledging to Bee the Change in their postcode, and sharing the message on social media using #BeeTheChange.

Make the Bee the Change pledge and download free resources today at www.bumblebeeconservation.org/beethechange.”

The start of bumblebee season is also a timely reminder that it’s nearly the end of the financial year. Would you be very kind and let me know at your earliest convenience in Early April, whether there is any outstanding donation to be made from sales up to the 31st March please?

We very much look forward to continuing to work with you throughout 2021/22.

Have a great Thursday and I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Bee safe and best wishes,

Tessa

Tessa Brooks

Fundraising Officer

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Charity Number 1115634 (England & Wales) SC042830 (Scotland)

Telephone: 02382 352833 (mobile) 07519 111794

www.bumblebeeconservation.org

Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Lakeside Centre, Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5PE

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