City Bees developed from a desire to live more sustainably, for more information visit our other website click here
Summer 2015 News; City Bees have become Vita Bee Distributors and can now supply, at discounted prices, the Vita Bee health products range including Apiguard, Apishield Hornet Floors and Certan Wax moth control.
City Bees are running Beekeeper Experience Days again this year in Plymouth, if you would be interested in finding out more about bees or are thinking of keeping bees please give us a call on 01752 516619
Gift Vouchers Available.
2016 Tuckers Seeds of Newton Abbot have kindly donated wild flower seeds again this year which will be included in every Adoption Collection. Plant these in your garden to encourage pollinating insects and wild birds.The Tuckers wild flower collection include 37 different wild flowers !
Member of the BBKA British Beekeeping Association
Welcome to City Bees
We are a not for profit voluntary initiative, set up to help look after all types of bee. Spring and summer we rescue honey and bumble bees in and around Plymouth. The Swarms we rescue are given a new home and looked after. (sadly 80% of swarms not rescued will die in their first winter).
Bee numbers are reducing every year and are threatened by Varroa mites, herbicides, pesticides, wet weather and habitat loss.
You can help bees through the adopt a hive program.
By planting flowering plants
Bumble Bee Nest Relocation
In 2015 we rescued dozens of colonies of bumble bee nest living in old bird boxes. Each was relocated to a safe place to live out their lives.
We can remove & relocate these bees (usually, if in a bird box,)
to a safe site. We charge £40 for a wall mounted bird box and £70 if in a bird table nest box.( these are much harder to relocate.
Call use on 07919896964
You can adopt a hive in one of our apairies, the 'Adopt a Hive' program is designed to support our honey bee swarm rescue and rehome. It also help provide a free schools education service.
Beekeeper Experience days and half days are designed for those who want to find out more about bees. A hive visit is included with full protective clothing provided and sessions on 'life in the hive' mead tasting, beewax info and amazing facts about bees and much more.