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  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

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  • Thinking about keeping bees?

    The Association runs a 'Taster in Beekeeping' course each year for people interested in taking their first steps with keeping bees.

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  • The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

    The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

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  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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"The aims of the Association are to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support programmes in which members can participate and contribute."

My Apiary in August

1. Varroa treatment ready?

2. Wasps - Reduce entrance

3. Clean extraction kit (jars?)

4. Better hive records !

For a helpful list and more see the newsletter....

NSBKA Beelines

Our Activities

feature-3Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities. Available in 'Members' Area' of the website.

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Shows and Competitions

feature-2We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show, to promote public knowledge of bees and beekeeping.
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Swarm Collection

feature-1The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association maintains a list of members who offer swarm collection services.
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Why Honey Bees Are Crucial Employees at This Airport

A colony of almost 300,000 honey bees live just south of Frankfurt Airport. By testing the quality of their honey, scientists can determine the pollution levels in that area.

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Timelapse film of swarm in a topbar hive

A compilation of three summer months from inside the beehive. From colonisation of the empty hive to the days following the swarm (that probably reduced the colony to less than half the number).

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What's the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?

Published on 20 May 2016 Honeybees search high and wide for the best flowers. And when they find them, they go back to the hive and "tell" the other bees how to get there.

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honey bee brains and lavender

Lavender is a powerful smell, but could it be even more powerful than we think? New Australian research reveals that not only can the smell of lavender help bees make new memories, but that it can also change their mood, and even change their DNA. Could it do the same for humans?

 

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Hive Monitoring

Data from Arnia sensors

Weather at the Apiary

 

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    If an apiary meeting has to be cancelled we will aim to put a notice here

    Guy Preece
    If apiary meetings have to be cancelled at short notice for some reason then we will endeavour to put a notice here

 

North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

For those members who are keen to learn more we have informal tutor groups and encourage correspondence courses for the BBKA modular exams. We also run courses from time to time on particular aspects of beekeeping such as Queen Rearing, Food Hygiene, and Microscopy courses which enable us to examine the anatomy of the bee and diagnose adult bee diseases.

 

See also: NSBKA Training 2016

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The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire.

We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

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