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Welcome to Urban Bees

Urban Beekeeping in LondonBees are one of nature's wonders. Over 250 different UK bee species pollinate plants as they collect their food and only the honeybee make delicious honey.

Bees may do well in cities due to the variety of trees and flowers. They eat only pollen and nectar obtained from the plants. So we encourage people and businesses to plant more pollinator-friendly trees and flowers.


Our new book 'The Good Bee' is available now. You can buy a signed copy from us or it is available at all the usual booksellers.

The Good Bee Book ImageShare our fascination for the vital role 20,000 bee species play in nature, their relationship with us throughout history, the threats they face and how we can help them, in this beautifully illustrated book to treasure.

You can read more on our blog.

And you can buy a copy by clicking the BuyNow link.

Buy a signed copy of our new book 'The Good Bee' here for £10


Listen to Alison on BBC Radio 4 Today programme talking about solitary bee hotels.

BBC radio 4 Today programme audio

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Alison Benjamin Ted X Warwick
Watch our talk at TEDxWarwick.


DEFRAs 'Call to Action'


Beekeeping forage

Click here for our bee and pollinator forage guides.


Bee Map

Our new map, Hive Talkin, in conjunction with the Co-operative's Plan Bee, shows the location of land available for beekeepers, beekeeping supplies and people running courses.



Swarms
To get a swarm or bees in your property moved contact Swarm Collector



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