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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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



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  • 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



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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."

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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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.

What Do Honeybees Do in Winter?

Published on Oct 30, 2018

To survive the cold winter months, honeybees do something unusual... they hug.

* 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.

Honey Bees in 360 Degrees

You can use the cursor to drag and drop the point of view of the camera around 

* 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.

Starvation Warning and Varroa Alert

Observations from beekeepers and Bee Inspectors across the UK suggest that some colonies of bees are becoming short of food. Please monitor your colonies throughout the coming months and feed as required to ensure your bees do not starve. It has also been observed that Varroa levels in some hives are starting to increase again. Please monitor mite levels and treat accordingly.
[Issued by the National Bee Unit 4 December 2020]
   

Some Newsletter Items To Look Out For...

  • The Beelines Newsletter for April 2021

     

     
    • A summary of our last zoom
      Julian Routh on Swarming
    • The
      NSBee Market
      is open again
    • A science article from Marcus on
      Locating Forage
    • Biographies of our Newsletter Editor
      Joyce Nisbet

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for March 2021

     

    • A summary of our last zoom on Spring Management
      Jim Vivian-Griffiths
    • Biographies
      of our Membership Secretary Alison Mackenzie and Webmaster Guy Preece
    • Forthcoming
      Zoom Events
    • An
      education
      update

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for February 2021

     
    • Biography
      of our Apiary Assistant Manager Brian
    • The
      Neonicotinoid
      Derogation Debate
    • Details of our recent Zoom Lecture
      Celia Davies
      wonderful talk
    • Be Prepared, Wilf reflects on the Dib Dib Dib of
      beekeeping
    • An
      Education
      update

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for January 2021

     
    • An article on
      Viruses in Honeybees
    • About
      our General Secretary and Treasurer/Librarian
    • A report on our last
      Zoom meeting
    • An
      education update

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for December 2020

     
    • A big education
      Update
    • A
      Zoom
      association meeting
    • Preparing for
      Oxalic Acid
      application
    • A new
      Bee-ology
      corner

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for November 2020

     
    • A brief summary of the
      AGM
    • Forthcoming
      Zoom
      Events
    • whats happening in
      our own apiaries
      .

    See Newsletter

   

Coronavirus Updates

Tending Hives during Covid-19 - Click here for guidance from the National Bee Unit - October 2020 update (PDF)

N.B. If you don’t have a ‘bee buddy’ in place and you really can’t get to your bees then you should contact the NSBKA committee for help <CLICK HERE>

COVID-19
Unfortunately all our normal meetings and events have had to be cancelled due to concerns, practicalities and restrictions surrounding the coronavirus situation. We are however putting on live Zoom presentations for example instead. Stay safe.

At the North Shropshire BKA Apiary

The apiary sessions for the season were going to begin in April 2021, however due to the coronavirus situation this will not happen. Sarah and Brian, the association apiary manager and deputy (and Ann and Guy the association treasurer and webmaster), are keeping things ticking over for now while the apiary is closed. We will put an update here when we know more, but the apiary will remain closed until further notice.

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

 

Photos from the NSBKA Photo Competition 2019...

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

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.com
http://www.ludlowbeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.herefordshirebeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.scbeekeepers.co.uk
http://www.cheshire-bka.co.uk
http://www.ncbk.org.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 

NSBKA

The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association - to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping