Primary School Students visit for Bumblebee Safari

We had a fantastic afternoon at our Downton Quarry last week with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and young students from Milford-on-Sea C of E Primary School and South Baddesley C of E Primary School.

The children were split into two groups, led by Gill and Helen from The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, where they took part in a Bumblebee Safari around the lakes. We didn’t manage to get up close to any but saw lots in flight!

Bumblebee Safari around Downton Quarry

They then took part in a workshop, where they learnt about the importance of bumblebees, where they live, what they look like, how they eat, and even provide our food! They did some fun activities to understand the lifecycle, hibernation and the various types of bumblebees followed by some beautiful colouring!

Bumblebee Workshop
Bumblebee Workshop Primary School Students

The students went home having learnt so much about bumblebees and with some fun keepsakes.

We are proud to work with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, not only in improving our restoration to attract more pollinators but in helping to educate the local community and younger generation about the importance of bumblebees and the great work they do.

Gill Perkins, CEO, Bumblebee Conservation Trust said “Delivering bumblebee sessions at NMSB Downton Quarry with the students from South Baddesley and Milford schools was a fantastic experience. The students soaked up the information and were incredibly enthusiastic about learning more about these special creatures. The teachers and staff from NMSB seemed equally inspired and they expressed their aspiration to learn and do more for bumblebees in the future. I look forward to working with NMSB on their Orchard project in the Autumn, and with the schools in the future.”

Bumblebee Conservation Trust


Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

1920m3 of Concrete Delivered for New Windfarm Project

We are very proud to have supported Knights Brown with their project at the new windfarm in Wareham, by supplying and delivering the concrete required for the bases, creating a strong foundation for the wind turbines.

We are finalists! Hard Landscaping Display of the Year

We are very pleased to announce that our Builders Merchant division has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for Hard Landscaping Display of the Year in the BMF Builder's Merchant Awards, for our landscaping display at New Milton Builder's Merchants.

Wildlife Walk and Activities for Oakhaven Hospice

On Saturday 30th September, we hosted a fundraising walk and series of wildlife activities at the Downton Jubilee Walk to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice – part of an ongoing challenge to raise as much money as possible for the local charity. To date, NMSB have raised over £21,000 for the local charity through a series of fundraising events since 2016.

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