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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



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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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  • 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 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.

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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).

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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

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Becoming a member of the NSBKA has many benefits: *

  • Meeting other people who are interested in bees and beekeeping - some with years of experience
  • Insurance - Public & Product Liability (see joining pack)
  • “Beelines” - A monthly magazine of the NSBKA covering everything about bees and beekeeping
  • 10% off Beecraft the official journal of the BBKA
  • Access to the Association's apiary in North Shropshire
  • Access to the NSBKA Library on bees & beekeeping - Its catalogue can be browsed and books reserved online
  • Education - Access to courses on beekeeping
  • Advance notice of Association's events and guest speakers
  • Access to an up to date and informative website www.nsbka.org

 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.

Membership Secretary



You can also download our 2017 joining pack in MS Word or PDF format

NSBKA Joining Packs

 

 

 

   
   

 

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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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