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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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  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

    Learn more
  • The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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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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  • 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..

    Learn more
  • 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.

    Learn more
  • 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..

    Learn more
  • 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.

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • 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..

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • 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 August

1. Finish extracting
2. Clean supers for storage
3. Full disease inspection
4. Varroa treatment
5. Wasps? Reduce entrances
5. Unite small colonies

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

North Shropshire's 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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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.

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

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?

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

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.

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What's the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?

Published on May 20, 2016

Honeybees search high and wide for the best flowers. And when they find them, they go back to the hive and "tell" the other bees how to get there.

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Weather at the Apiary - 7 Day Forecast

   

  • Wed
    Aug
    01
    2018
    14:00

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

    Guy Preece
    If an apiary meeting has to be cancelled at short notice for some reason then we will endeavour to put a notice here

Pollen Identification Chart

Click here to go to the NSBKA Pollen Identification Chart  

Hive Monitoring

Data from Arnia sensors

 

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

 

   

Neighbouring Local Associations

http://www.shropshirebees.co.uk/
http://www.oswestrybees.co.uk
http://www.northstaffsbees.org.uk
http://www.southstaffsbeekeepers.co.uk
http://www.ludlowbeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.herefordshirebeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.scbeekeepers.co.uk
http://www.cheshire-bka.co.uk

 

   

Friends Around The World

http://northshorebeekeepersassociation.org.au
http://www.nsbeekeepers.ca

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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