Collecting a swarm of bees. First catch the Queen, and all the rest will follow - The Barry Gem

"...When honeybees swarm, it is the old queen that departs (with some 30,000 others on average) and as queen bees are not designed for prolonged periods of flight, frequent stops are made. This is when calls come in requesting help. ..."

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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 new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

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