Bees swarm when they are looking for a new home, this gathering is not a permanent relocation of the colony but please call us if you are concerned about bees in your garden, they are essential for pollination and we can arrange to relocate them to a more suitable location. They are, in general, very docile unless you interfere with their nest. Please contact us for advice before you approach a colony.
Bees are well known for their role in pollination and our favourites - and most well known - are the European Honey Bees. They produce honey and beeswax.
Bees swarm when they are looking for a new home and this process is not a permanent relocation. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in approximately seven to nine recognised families. They are found on every continent except Antartica and in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
Some species, including the honey and the bumblebee, live in colonies. Bees feed on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for their larvae. Bee pollination is very important both ecologically and commercially.
Beekeeping or apiculture has been practised for thousands of years - since at least the times of Ancient Egypt and Greece and has been used for foods and medicines ever since. Apart from honey and pollination, honey bees produce beeswax, royal jelly and propolis.