With your help, we can assess the world’s bumblebees and help prevent their decline. If you’re only now hearing the buzz, you can still donate to help these precious pollinators.
mouthfuls of food we eat relies on bee pollination.
Many wild plants, as well as some of our favorite food plants, like tomatoes and blueberries, rely on bumblebee pollination to produce fruit.
24% of European bumblebee species are now threatened with extinction. Preliminary data from North American bumblebee assessments show similar trends.
Reasons for bumblebee decline include agricultural intensification - leading to habitat loss and increased pesticide use - as well as climate change and the introduction of foreign pathogens.