• 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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  • 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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  • We strive to educate

    Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support

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  • 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. 

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Our Activities

Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities.

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Shows and Competitions

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

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Swarm Collection

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

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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.

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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?

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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

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 Natural sculptors
 Natural sculptors 
by Stuart Ord
Winner of the NSBKA Photo Competition 2019
 

 

Other Photos from the NSBKA Photo Competition...

 
 

Some Newsletter Items To Look Out For...

  • The Beelines Newsletter for November 2019

     
    • Details for our Wax Day Candle Workshop on
      Sunday 10th November
    • 'Getting Bees Out of Winter' with David Buckley
      Tuesday 19th November
    • The annual dinner
      Friday 24th January 2020
      .

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for October 2019

     

     
    • Varroa-tolerance mechanisms (South Clwyd invite)
      October 14th
    • NSBKA AGM on 15th October 7:30 at Tilstock
      with Bring and Buy and Photo Competition
    • Booking details for our Wax Day candle workshop 10 November
    • Christmas Dinner Date 24 January 2020

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for September 2019

     

    • The NSBKA AGM on
      Tuesday 15th October
    • Planning our Candle workshop
    • National Honey Show
      24-26 October
    • Photo competition
      The NSBKA photo competition still time to enter

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for August 2019

     
    • NSBKA photo competition
      Closing date 31st August
    • Shrewsbury Flower Show
      Preparation on Sunday
    • The Shrewsbury Flower
      itself
    • Talk - Apis Through the Looking Glass on
      17 September

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for July 2019

     
    • Details of the fast approaching Shrewsbury Flower Show
      9th and 10th August
    • A lovely write up of the
      wax wraps
      Preparation
    • 'Joyce's help with
      Swarm Control'
    • Colin's Entertaining
      Diary

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for June 2019

     
    • Our NSBKA Honey Show on
      Sunday 23rd June
    • Flower Show
      Preparation
    • 'Joyce's help with Swarm Control'
    • Strange Bee Houses

    See Newsletter

 

   

At the NSBKA Apiary

The apiary sessions have now ended for this season
and they will start again in April 2020

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

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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 

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