In fact there are 24 species of bumblebee in the UK, with a range of different colours and markings!

8 species are common
, which is why we call them the ‘Big 8’. These are the bumblebees you are most likely to see buzzing around your flowers. 🌼

Join our Education Officer Andy as he breaks down the basics of bumblebee ID in this short video, so you can start to spot the differences between your little visitors!

Download your Big 8: Common UK bumblebees at the link below.

The Big 8