British Bumblebees Unbleached Canvas Bag (10oz)
Gusseted Bag 43cm x 37cmx10cm. Long Handles: 35cm
Design printed on both sides
£24 (Free Postage)
Designed, Printed & Made in the UK from Watercolours by Tereska Shepherd MA
Supporting the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
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Brown-banded Carder Bee (Bombus humilis)
A rare bumblebee species that has suffered dramatic decline through the loss of traditional meadow habitat and intensive agricultural practices. The Brown-banded carder prefers open, flower-rich habitats on drier sites. Quarries and brownfield sites are playing an important role in the conservation of these bees.
Bilberry Bumblebee (Bombus monticola)
An increasingly endangered Bumblebee, feeding on the flowers of Bilberry and Heather in the higher hills and moorlands of Wales, Northern England and Scotland. Loss of habitat & climate change is affecting the Bilberry & other bee species adapted to our cooler climate, increasing global temperatures are restricting their geographical range & causing population decline.
Shrill Carder Bee (Bombus sylvarum)
One of the UK’s smallest and rarest Bumblebees. It is a long-tongued bumblebee, feeding from long tubular flowers. Now only found on unimproved pasture across the Somerset & Gwent Levels, parts of Pembrokeshire & the Glamorgan coast.
Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum)
One of the first Bumblebees to emerge in early March, it is a relatively small, short tongued bumblebee found in meadows, gardens and parks. The Early Bumblebee often forages on White Clover, Lavender, Sage, Cotoneaster, Thistles and Daisies.
Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus)
A very endangered long-tongued Bumblebee, now only found on the North coast of Scotland, some Scottish islands and Ireland. This decline is believed to be linked to a reduction in habitats, like meadows, providing nectar rich, deep flowers like red clover & vetch.
Whitetail Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)
Often seen in parks and gardens. Whitetail bumblebees have a yellow band on the thorax and on the abdomen. The males have yellow hair on their head. Like all bee species the whitetail is affected by the use of pesticides, herbicides & chemical fertilisers. Scientific research has shown these either directly poison bees or cause brain damage making them mentally & physically dysfunctional, leading to the collapse of colonies.
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