City Bees developed from a desire to live more sustainably, for more information visit our other website click here
City Bees are Vita Bee Distributors and can now supply, at competative prices, Vita Bee health products range including Apiguard, Apishield Hornet Floors and Certan Biological Wax moth control and the new Bee Gym.
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.
Public talks on Brilliant Bees and Urban Sustainable Living, give me a cal if you run a club or organisation and are interested in booking me for a fun and informative talk.
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 declining year on year. Threatened by Varroa mite, herbicides, pesticides, climate change and habitat loss.
You can help bees through the Adopt a Hive program.
Purchacing a gift voucher and by planting flowering plants.
Bumble Bee Nest Relocation
In 2017 we rescued many colonies of bumble bees 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 07919 896964
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.