• slide
  • slide
  • slide

  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

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

    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
  • We strive to educate

    Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support

    Learn more
  • The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

    The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire where members new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

    Learn more
  • The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

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

    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
  • 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
  • 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.

    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
  • 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.

    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



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more

"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."

Beekeeping Taster Course

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

 Read More

Our Activities

Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities.

 Read More

Shows and Competitions

We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show,

 Read More

Swarm Collection

We maintain a list of volunteer members who offer swarm collection services.

 Read More

  • Video 1
  • Video 2
  • Video 3

Honey Bees Make Honey ... and Bread? | Deep Look

Published on May 7, 2019

Honey bees make honey from nectar to fuel their flight – and our sweet tooth. But they also need pollen for protein. So they trap, brush and pack it into baskets on their legs to make a special food called bee bread

* 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.

How Do Honeybees Get Their Jobs? | National Geographic

Every honeybee has a job to do. Some are nurses who take care of the brood; some are janitors who clean the hive; others are foragers who gather pollen to make honey. Collectively, honeybees are able to achieve an incredible level of sophistication, especially considering their brains are only the size of sesame seeds. But how are these jobs divvied up, and where do bees learn the skills to execute them?

* 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.

LASI Bee Research & Outreach

This video describes the research project "Dancing bees communicate a foraging preference for rural lands in High Level Agri-Environment Schemes" carried out by Margaret Couvillon, Roger Schürch and Francis Ratnieks at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects (LASI), University of Sussex, UK and published in the scientific journal Current Biology in May 2014.

* 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.

Some Newsletter Items To Look Out For...

  • The Beelines Newsletter for June 2019

     
    • Our NSBKA Honey Show  
      Sunday 23rd June
    • Flower Show
      Preparation
    • 'Joyce's help with Swarm Control'
    • Swarm collection lists

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for May 2019

     
    • Our own Honey Show on
      Sunday 23rd June
    • BBQ
      and Wax Wrap workshop
    • 'Healthy Bees Day'
    • Strange Bee Houses

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for April 2019

     
    • note the beginning of Apiary sessions is on
      Tuesday 9th April
    • the Spring Convention
      rapidly approaching
    • Also a great way of
      rendering wax
      with a slow cooker.

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for March 2019

     

    • Jim Vivian-Griffiths talk: ​House Hunting by Honey Bee Swarms
      Tuesday 19th March
    • How to
      book for the BBKA Basic Training
    • Details of
      other training and events including the Spring Convention

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for February 2019

     
    • Details of Stuart Hatton's talk on
      Tuesday 19th February
    • How to
      book for the Food Hygiene Training
    • Details of
      other training and events

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for January 2019

     
    • An
      article
      on our poppy display fame
    • Apiary
      report
      from Sarah
    • How to
      make Wax Wraps

    See Newsletter

 

   

At the NSBKA Apiary

The next apiary session will be Tuesday 25th June 
(Weather permitting)

If an apiary session has to be cancelled at short notice
we will attempt to put a notice here.

Weather at the Apiary - 7 Day Forecast

   


Pollen Identification Chart

Click here to go to the NSBKA Pollen Identification Chart  

Hive Monitoring

Data from Arnia sensors

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.

 

 

   

Neighbouring Local Associations

http://www.oswestrybees.co.uk
http://www.southstaffsbeekeepers.co.uk
http://www.ludlowbeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.herefordshirebeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.scbeekeepers.co.uk
http://www.cheshire-bka.co.uk

 

   

Friends Around The World

http://northshorebeekeepersassociation.org.au
http://www.nsbeekeepers.ca

 

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

world-map

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

Our Vision

visionWe encourage and develop
the art and science of bee keeping


visionWe strive to educate
Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support 

Offcanvas Module

Our themes are built on a responsive framework, which gives them a friendly, adaptive layout