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Bee Rescue and Conservation – how you can help

Capital Bee collects swarms and endangered colonies and relocates them to safe sites in South East London. In June through to August we often get calls about bees which are in fact bumble bees, nesting in compost heaps or under peoples decks, they are the larger furry species and are best left alone, they die back in winter. If you see a swarm of bees hanging on a tree or bush they are actually waiting for scout bees to report back with news of a permanent home, and will often leave in a few hours or days, they are unlikely to be aggressive if left undisturbed.

You too can also help conserve bees by supporting local bee keepers by buying local honey. You can also plant bee friendly plants in your garden such as sedums, verbena, crocus, rudbeckia and foxgloves. Bergamot, thyme, sage, honeywort, rosemary and similar herbs are also helpful. Try and avoid using pesticides in your garden, the Soil Association has identified many well known brands as containing potentially harmful neonicotinoids that may be connected to bee losses http://www.soilassociation.org/Takeaction/Savethehoneybee/Householdpesticides/tabid/690/Default.aspx

There are lots of conservation organisations now for bees, and beekeepers interested in using natural methods. Bees are also used in other countries to encourage self sufficient local businesses, the following links may be of interest:

Contact Us

Camilla Goddard, Director
Capital Bee
68 St Asaph Road
Brockley
London
SE4 2EL

email: camilla@capitalbee.co.uk

Tel: 0207 639 6581 Mob: 07984682417

Beekeeper Camilla Goddard
Bee Honey
London bees