SAVING THE BUMBLEBEE
There are more than 20 different types of bumblebee in Britain. They are fairly placid around people and unlikely to sting you unless you rally annoy them. Their stings leave no venom, nor are arguably less painful than venomous bee stings.
Like the rest of the bee population, these small furry creatures are under threat. They are vital to crop production, but not enough is being done to protect them – two species of bumblebee have become extinct in recent years and others are in rapid decline.