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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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  • The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

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

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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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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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  • 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..

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • 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..

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • 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 February

1.) Gently heft to check food weight
2.) Plan what want to do this year
3.) Check entrance is not blocking up
4.) Check/buy Fondant?

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

North Shropshire's 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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Over wintering honey bees indoors (Canada)

Published on November 6 2017

Wintering honey bees indoors. Here is a video walking through the shed to show the basic requirements needed to successfully set up a wintering shed. Darkness, air exchange, air circulation. Roughly a stocking density of 20 cubic feet per colony. Temp maintained at 4 degreesC with air exchange.

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

Skep Beekeeping - Work During the Cast Swarm Period

Published on 20 Aug 2011

Heathland Beekeeping in a skep apiary - Work during the cast swarm period. Video courtesy of iwf.de.

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

Refugee bees make themselves at home at the UN

Published on 22 Jun 2017

Three colonies of Italian honeybees made themselves at home on the North Lawn of the United Nations headquarters as part of the U.N.'s ongoing greening and conservation effort. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

A honey Bee Producing Wax

Published on 11 Jun 2017

The wax is formed into "scales" by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association Members who offer collection of swarms

try to describe:

  • What is the approximate size of the swarm (A coconut - Football - Two footballs etc)?
  • Any idea how long has the swarm been at this location?
  • What is the swarm on and how high off the ground is the swarm?
  • What is the exact address of the property where the swarm is located?
  • Is this public or private property? If private, please give the contact information of the owner, if possible.
  • Have the bees been disturbed (sprayed with anything, or otherwise aggravated)?
(Last updated March 2017)
Postcode
Name
Phone
Mobile
Area
SY5
Ted Barber
01743 850366
 
Ford
TF8
Mark Bannister
 
078 0101 9898
Ironbridge Gorge, Madeley, Broseley, Bridgnorth
SY4
Mike Cauchi
01939 251005
 
Shawbury
TF9
John Cookson
 
07747037840
Market Drayton
SY3
Jennifer Davies
01743 244632
07896132544
Shrewsbury and Oswestry
SY12
John Heyes
01948 710281
 
within 5 miles of Welshampton
SY13
Kathy Hollis
01948 665607
 
Whitchurch/south Cheshire
SY4
Jess Howe
01939 210862
07754755178
Hadnall, Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury
TF9
Simon Irvin
01952 475056
07800861174
Market Drayton & Newport
TF9
Michael Jocelyn
01630 656953
07890140098
Market Drayton
CH1
Carol Jones
01244 851279
 
Chester/Shropshire Border
SY4
Alan Law
 
07768062221
 
TF9
Tony Little
01630 638267
 
Market Drayton
TF9
Malcolm McDonald
01630 656646
07710553345
Norton in Hales and TF9 area
LL13
Joyce Nisbet
01978 363168
07798680398
Wrexham, Bangor on Dee area
SY4
Darren Peate
 
07714856947
wem shrewsbury whixall
SY4
Guy Preece
 
07740199579
Yorton, Yorton Heath, Hadnall, Clive, Grinshill, Bomere Heath, Myddle and the surrounding area
SY2
Clive Rogers
01743 340210
07976633489
Sy1-SY5
TF9
Brian Rouse
01630 672992
 
Market Drayton/Loggerheads
CW3
Nick Rowe
01630 658749
 
Audlem
SY4
David Salisbury
01939 233720
07748984193
grinshill wem market drayton
SY12
Hazel Starnes
01691 690113
 
Ellesmere and surrounding area
TF9
Derek Swift
01630 652 252
07765 421412
Market Drayton area
TF9
John Taylor
01630 638620
7979498282
market drayton, general area
SY12
Roderick and Rosemary Titley
 
07776 425129
10 mile radius of English Frankton
SY4
Janet Wakefield
01939 261046
 
Little Ness, Ruyton XI Towns
SY11
Goronwy Williams
01691 610454
07714570993
West Felton and Oswestry
SY12
Kieron Williams
01691622108
07977246984
Ellesmere, Oswestry, Overton

 

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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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