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The importance of protecting Plymouth bees

Bees are a species of insect that we often take for granted, much like butterflies, however it is very important not to underestimate how vital these creatures are to the worlds economy and food supply and why we rely on them so much.

With over 20,000 species of bee around the world and 270 in the UK, they do much more than make honey. In fact, there is only one honeybee, the remaining species offer a diverse and special set of skills that keep us in food. With the human race so heavily reliant on this creatures it is important that we all do our bit when it comes to protecting Plymouth bees.

Crops rely on bees

Of the top 100 crops grown, 7o of them rely on pollination from the world’s bees. this includes apples, bears, vanilla, squashes and coffee! They are an important aid to farmers as they rely on bees for the pollination of their crops.

Sadly many of the worlds bees are in decline due to a number of factors which include:

  • Loss of habitat
  • Pesticides
  • Loss of food sources
  • Climate change

Unlike some other creatures that are considered pests, the bee is critical to food production and should be protected.

Protecting Plymouth bees?

Plant bee friendly flowers in your garden.

Some examples of these bee friendly plants are flowering types which include lilacs, lavender, verbena, wisteria, sunflowers, tomatoes, rosemary, poppies, squash, passion flower, honeysuckle and fuchsia. Of course, you will need to adapt to the relevant seasons to have a constant supply for the bees.

Leave the weeds!

While you may not like the clover and dandelions growing in your lawn they are actually a good thing for bees.

Don’t use pesticides or other chemicals

They can cause damage to the bees

Put a small bowl of fresh water outside

They are thirsty creatures and will appreciate a dip in a nice bowl of water.

Call the experts

If you see a bees nest or hive don’t panic about getting stung by bees and try to remove the nest. Call in the experts who are professionally trained and will re-home the bees to an apiary where they can carry on with their outstanding work.

If you would like assistance with bees that have taken up residence in your Plymouth garden then give us a call on 01752 929292 and we will re-home them for you.

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ken miller
ken miller
Had a very large wasp nest in my loft, which was sorted very quickly and professionally. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Sophie Stubbs
Sophie Stubbs
Absolutely fantastic service from Matthew. Good communication, kept to time and made us feel as ease about having pests on the house! Thank you so much!
We had a great service from Falcon. They were efficient. Responsive and informative. Mo (Mohammad) was really friendly, kind, efficient and gave us great information that was really interesting. We had been struggling with a hornets nest, he advised it was the biggest he had seen. He was really kind and gave a great service and they have all gone now! I highly recommend Falcon and their team, from when I called up to the end result was 5*. Khara Pierre
daniel m
daniel m
Again! Falcon environmental services to the rescue. Excellent service from matthew and the team at Falcon environmental. Expert knowledge as always! Very informative. Solved the pest control problem i had. Would highly recommend. 5 star service.
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
Can highly recommend Falcon. The office staff were very professional, polite and communication excellent informing me when & what time visits were to happen. Mo visited several times & was always courteous, informed me what he was going to do & showed me pictures of the loft so I could see what he was doing. He answered questions & was reassuring. Good experience all round
Susan Williams
Susan Williams
Customer service excellent and certainly know what they are doing. Communication good and immediate response to my initial approach. Mo, the gentleman who attended was very knowledgeable and a lovely man. We would recommend this company.
Rose Chapman
Rose Chapman
I was recommended Falcon to remove a wasp nest from the fascia’s which turned out to be two nests. I can’t rate them highly enough and their quick response was thoroughly followed up until completely sorted. They are honest, friendly and reliable and I would not hesitate to recommend them. It is great to support local people who are good at their work and this is a team who really deserve exactly this. Thank you.
Ros Durston
Ros Durston
I received a highly professional and genuinely caring service. I would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again.
Kate Jennings
Kate Jennings
Matthew was extremely thorough and very professional and informative. It was unnecessary to take any further steps as there was no evidence of mice.

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