"A third of wild bee and hoverfly species are in decline across Great Britain, raising concerns about biodiversity declines and the potential loss of pollinators. ..."
Read more here: New Scientist
"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."
The Association runs a 'Taster in Beekeeping' course each year in the spring for people interested in taking their first steps with keeping bees.
Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities.
We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show,
We maintain a list of members who offer swarm collection services.
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?
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.
Thermal imaging video of winter cluster of honeybees.
Published on 17.03.2018
FLIR T1030 camera, white as hot. Bees are setting down for the night and the external temperature is -4 Filmed as part of the Bees! Event at GNM Hancock Museum Newcastle on Tyne, 17.03.2018. Audio recording James Alan McAleer.
What happens when you shake a swarm? This bundle of buzzing bees changes shape to form a more stable structure. This clever response is the result of individual bees following simple rules - a kind of emergent intelligence.
David Domoney Published on Jun 1, 2018
At over 100 million years old, bees are one of the oldest living insects that can be found across the UK. With over 250 native species to be discovered, bees play a vital role in the pollination of the plants and flowers we love to grow.
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