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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • 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."

My Apiary in January

1. Check entrances are clear
2. Heft all hives
3. Treat with Apibioxal/Oxuvar
4. Feed fondant?

For a helpful list and more see the newsletter....
NSBKA Beelines

Our Activities

feature-3Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities. Available in 'Members' Area' of the website.

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Shows and Competitions

feature-2We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show, to promote public knowledge of bees and beekeeping.
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Swarm Collection

feature-1The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association maintains a list of members who offer swarm collection services.
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Mites that infest honeybees may be blind with tiny brains, but make no mistake: When a bee sidles up next to them, they are surprisingly quick-footed. A study, published Dec. 12 in PLOS One, describes for the first time – and documents with video footage – how Varroa mites can nimbly jump from flowers onto bees.

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Inside a hive in North Shropshire

This video used an infrared camera inside the beehive to view the bees in the dark. The hive here is being fed with sugar syrup. There is an eke between the broodbox and the feeder which is where the camera has been placed and the bees are bridging that gap.

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Honey bees - Natural History 1

Honey bees are social insects in the family Apidae, order Hymenoptera. The most important species to humans is Apis millifera, the honey bee.

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Why Honey Bees Are Crucial Employees at This Airport

A colony of almost 300,000 honey bees live just south of Frankfurt Airport. By testing the quality of their honey, scientists can determine the pollution levels in that area.

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the site's owners, their views or any products , the content is shown just for interest/entertainment.

Hive Monitoring

Data from Arnia sensors

Weather at the Apiary

 

  • Tue
    Jan
    03
    2017
    09:17

    If an apiary meeting has to be cancelled we will aim to put a notice here

    Administrator
    Going ahead - Apiary Tidy Up & Shed Base Construction Saturday 21 January 2017, 10:00am - 12:30pm Please bring pruning / weeding tools plus a flask of hot water for tea/coffee. Biscuits provided.

 

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.

 

See also: NSBKA Training 2016

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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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