A New Sanctuary

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A New Sanctuary

Here at Beecasso Live Bee Removal our main focus is the preservation of honeybees. Just recently several bee species have been put on the endangered species list for the first time, now more than ever we need to be conscious and aware of the vital role bees play in all of our lives. Honeybees are major pollinators of the planet, they create 90% of the food we eat, they pollinate the trees that sustain our life. 

Every time we remove a hive from a property it is safely relocated to a Beecasso Sanctuary to thrive, or donated to beekeepers and apiarists in California. Today was an amazing day as we have a new bee lover in our midst.

Beecasso is setting up new beehives at a wonderful new location. We Want to thank Jacoba who is helping with the preservation of the honey bees by keeping bees on her property and who is working to getting more people involved and working to get more locations for Beecasso bees.

Thank you so much Jacoba.

 

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Why are bees so important?

Why are bees so important?

You may think that bees are just producers of honey that occasionally get trapped in your conservatory, but in fact they play a vital part in helping provide at least one third of the food we eat. Bees are essential in pollinating both crops and other plants – especially those which grow in your garden and the wild – and without them there would be no-one to provide what is a vital service. Animals eat the plants that bees pollinate just as we do, and fruit trees would not provide fruit without pollination. This is a major consideration when talking of the plight of the bees.

Why are bees dying?

Bee-keepers have noticed a vast increase in the numbers of bees dying in recent years, and there are many theories as to why. None have been proven, but some hold more water than others. A phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder was first observed in the USA and involved entire colonies of bees dying out, and while there have been instances in the UK it is not considered to be a major cause. More likely causes are the increased use of insecticides and other chemicals, plus the rise in the growth of genetically modified crops. Also, non-native bees – there are many more species in this country now and only 25 native species left – may be responsible, and mites that carry diseases have been cited by some sources. All we know for sure is that bees are dying, and that it is a problem that is being largely underestimated.

How can i help?

Bees favor certain types of flower that can also enhance a garden, and providing these is relatively simple. Look for cornflowers, buddleia and poppies, plus fruit trees and shrubs, rhododendron and other flowering shrubs. If you can, create a wild flower section in your garden for bees thrive on many types of commonly found wild plants. You may also consider keeping bees, an interesting and rewarding hobby that need not be expensive and also provides you with honey, if you have the space!

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Our Professional Services Include...

Live Honey Bee capture and relocation * Swarm removal *Carpenter bee removal * Wasp Removal* Africanised Killer Bees* Yellow Jacket Removal * Beehive Installation * Licensed technicians *