Ever since we established Wildflower World we have promoted sowing wildflowers as food for bees and other pollinators. Now we are thrilled to announce the official formation of the New Zealand Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
There are only four species of bumblebees in NZ. They help pollinate crops such as commercial glasshouse vegetables. This work is worth millions of dollars to our economy. Without bees our fruit and vegetables would be much more expensive. But times are tough for bees and bumblebees. Their habitat and food resources continue to decline the more we farm without flowers. YOU CAN HELP just by growing wildflowers and joining the new Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Come and learn all about bumblebees and support this new organisation here - NZ Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Plans have started for preservation and education programmes for schools throughout our country.