Rival beekeepers blamed for rise in hive thefts - The Telegraph

"Rival beekeepers have been blamed for a rise in hive thefts, as the popularity of the hobby has led to to heightened demand for the best Queens. Hundreds of thousands of bees have been taken from apiaries across England and Wales since 2011 with thieves cashing in on an increasingly lucrative beekeeping market. ..."

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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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