The UK supports around 10% of the world’s species of bumblebee. These two dozen species play a vital role in pollinating hundreds of millions of pounds of crops. From the 1950s, scientists noticed bumblebee populations in the UK were in decline and three of the UK’s native bumblebees have become extinct due to lack of habitat. As Seedball’s mission is to help and inspire more people to grow wildflowers in their gardens for pollinators, we wanted to use our anniversary tins to help to raise awareness about three declining British bumblebee species, and the need to keep scattering seed balls! The loss of wildflowers and nesting sites are the main factors in wild bee loss. They also have to compete for forage with kept honeybees and bees bred for commercial purposes, so the more wildflowers we can grow, to help feed the bees, the better.