Tag - Bees

BEST SMALL TREES FOR BEES

Best Small Trees for Bees Britain's bees are in decline, ahead of our WORLD BEE DAY  celebration with North London Beekeepers on Sunday 20th May, we've been gathering together plants and pest busting techniques to bring the bees buzzing back.   We know the struggle of gardening in London with limited space, so we've put together a list of small, spring flowering trees, you could grow in your garden, balcony or even a container on your doorstep; adding trees to your outdoor space can [...]

KEEPING LIFE BUZZING ALONG

Bees are big pollinators, carrying and dropping off the pollen to keep Mother Nature chugging along. But recently there has been a dangerous decline in the bee population, primarily due to the loss of habitat and the use of harmful chemicals in pesticides, including neonicotinoids. Last month the EU ban of non neonicotinoids was announced; from 2019 neonicotinoids will not be used in pesticides on outdoor crops. Here at Capital Gardens we have always been committed to be sustainable [...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Urban Beekeeping

From a hay fever cure, to an antiseptic, to a delicious way to top your morning porridge, honey has a variety of amazing uses and no one reaps these benefits quite like a beekeeper. With a growing focus on organic, local foods and a rapidly declining bee population, it’s no wonder that more people are becoming interested in the rewarding hobby of keeping bees. If you live a busy life in the city, however, you might assume that beekeeping is [...]