The Bilberry Bumblebee (Bombus monticola) is one of our most beautiful bumblebees! As its name suggests, it mostly occurs in areas where Bilberry grows on the uplands and heathlands of the UK, including Wales.
Evidence suggests that the Bilberry Bumblebee is declining in the UK, most likely as a result of habitat loss. In Wales, records show a reduction in the Bilberry Bumblebee’s range, indicating a similar decline to the rest of the UK.
We urgently need more records of where the Bilberry Bumblebee occurs and that’s where you come in! Every recorded sighting contributes to our understanding and future conservation of the species.