"An Asian hornet has been found in Lancashire and surveillance activity is underway."
Read more here: www.gov.uk
"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."
My Apiary in October
1. Fit mouse guards
2. Unite small colonies
3. Check enough feed - heft
4. Clean spare equipment
5. Check all weatherproof
6. Monitor varroa drop
For a helpful list and more see the newsletter....
Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities. Available in 'Members' Area' of the website.
We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show, to promote public knowledge of bees and beekeeping.
The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association maintains a list of members who offer swarm collection services.
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.
East London Mosque in Whitechapel has seven beehives on its roof. About 400,000 bees live there. One of the beekeepers says the pollen inside the honey they produce helps hayfever sufferers and the wider community.
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.
Bees are essential to our life, but how much do we know about them? When we see a bee, do we imagine an animal that might harm us, or one that is helping to feed us?