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Bee numbers are declining. Threatened by Varroa  mite, herbicides, pesticides, climate change and habitat loss.

You can help bees through the Adopt a Hive  program.

Purchasing a gift voucher and by planting flowering plants.

Woodland Apiary





Bumblebee Nest Relocation

In 2022 we relocated many colonies of bumblebees that were living in close proximity to young children and animals. Often living in an old bird box or compost heap each were recovered to a safe place to live out their lives.

Relocation prices start from £45 in Plymouth.

Call us on 07919896964

Learn More About Bees

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, bees wax info  and amazing facts about bees and much more.

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

Personalised Gift Vouchers available for Christmas, Birthdays Anniversaries etc.


Public talks on Brilliant Bees and Urban Sustainable Living, give me a call if you run a club or organisation and are interested in booking me for a fun and informative talk.


PDF list of plants that bees like


Insecticides, Bees and the British Beekeeping Association. PDF

Exmoor Hives
Buzzzzby Stories

City Bees are a Plymouth based not for profit voluntary enterprise. We look after all types of bees.

Spring and summer we rescue honey bee swarms and bumblebee nests.

Honey bees are provided a new home and fed to give them a good start.

Bumble bee nests are relocated to a safe place

You can help bees

Through the 'Adopt a Hive Project'in one of our apiaries. This project is designed to support our honey bee swarm recovery. It help provide a hive and to feed hem. It also supports our free schools education service and public advice line.

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