Honey bees speed limit 15 mph (24 km/h)

A honey bee flies at about15 mph(24 km/h) but they are capable of flying faster at over 27 mph.There is now increasing evidence that honey bees regulate their ground speed in flight by holding constant the speed at which the image of the environment moves across the eye (optic flow). (this may be related to knowing/communicating the distance to food sources etc) so even when they are flying with the wind they compensate and fly slower to stay flying with a ground speed of 15 mph and vice versa.

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 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 


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