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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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  • 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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  • We strive to educate

    Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support

    Learn more
  • The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

    The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire where members new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

    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



    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
  • 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.

    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.

    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



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more

"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."

Beekeeping Taster Course

The Association runs a 'Taster in Beekeeping' course each year in the spring for people interested in taking their first steps with keeping bees. 

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Our Activities

Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities.

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Shows and Competitions

We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show,

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Swarm Collection

We maintain a list of volunteer members who offer swarm collection services.

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Slow Sunday Morning Pondscape Honey Bees Drinking Songbirds No Music - Frederick Dunn

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

The Lives of Bees - Tom Sealey

Published on March 20, 2020

Lecture 2: The Lives of Bees. This presentation will give you an overview of what is known about how honey bee colonies live in the wild, that is, when they are not living in a beekeeper's hive and are not subject to a beekeeper's manipulation. In short, it provides a look at the true natural history of Apis mellifera, at least for the colonies that live in the countryside around the small city of Ithaca, New York (USA).

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Bee Hunting: Finding a Wild Colony of Honey Bees - Tom Sealey

Published on Nov 18, 2016

Prof. Tom Seeley as he tries to locate a wild colony of bees. He catches bees foraging on goldenrod and aster, feeds them concentrated sugar solution and determines the direction that they fly as they return to their colony.

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Honey Bees Make Honey ... and Bread? | Deep Look

Published on May 7, 2019

Honey bees make honey from nectar to fuel their flight – and our sweet tooth. But they also need pollen for protein. So they trap, brush and pack it into baskets on their legs to make a special food called bee bread

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Swarn Control:   How to carry out an artificial Swarm using the Nuc method (Members Area)

Some Newsletter Items To Look Out For...

  • The Beelines Newsletter for May 2020

     
    • Recovering wax from
      old comb
    • Recipes for Ginger cake often seen at meetings and
      Pineapple and honey upside-down-cake.
    • whats happening in
      our own apiaries
      .

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for April 2020

     

     
    • A message from the Chairman, relating to
      the Virus and beekeeping
    • A recipe for
      homemade fondant
    • Swarm prevention
    • A recipe for
      Honey and Ginger cookies

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for March 2020

     

    • Swarm Control with Julian Routh
      Tuesday 17th March
    • 6th June Healthy Bee and Disease Day at Cockshutt
    • Taster Day and Basic Course
      28-29 March
    • 3 - 5 April
      Spring Convention at Harper Adams

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for February 2020

     
    • Spring Management with Jim Vivian-Griffiths
      18th February
    • Bee Microscopy with Graham Royle
      22nd February - Booking required
    • Swarm Control with Julian Routh
      17th March
    • Taster Day and Basic Course
      28/29 March
    • Spring Convention at Harper Adams
      3-5 April

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for January 2020

     
    • Details of our recent Apiary
      Varroa treatment
    • Bee Microscopy with
      Graham Royle
    • More detail on
      Varroa
    • 28/29 March
      Taster Day and Basic Course

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for December 2019

     
    • How our
      wax day
      went
    • A
      shocking
      association apiary update
    • The National Honey Show
    • Asian Hornet Watch

    See Newsletter

 

   

Coronavirus Updates

Tending Hives during Covid-19 - Click here for guidance from the National Bee Unit (PDF)

N.B. If you don’t have a ‘bee buddy’ in place and you really can’t get to your bees then you should contact the NSBKA committee for help <CLICK HERE>

COVID-19
Unfortunately all our meetings and events have had to be cancelled due to concerns, practicalities and restrictions surrounding the coronavirus situation. Stay safe.

At the North Shropshire BKA Apiary

The apiary sessions for this season were going to begin in April, however due to the coronavirus situation this is not now going to happen. Sarah and Brain, the association apiary manager and deputy, are keeping things ticking over while the apiary is closed. We will put an update here when we know more.

If an apiary session has to be cancelled at short notice
we will attempt to put a notice here.

 

Photos from the NSBKA Photo Competition 2019...

 
 
 
 Natural sculptors
 Natural sculptors 
by Stuart Ord
Winner of the NSBKA Photo Competition 2019
 

Weather at the Apiary - 7 Day Forecast

   


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.

 

 

   

Neighbouring Local Associations

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

 

   

Friends Around The World

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

 

 

 
 


  

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

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The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members old and new can gain experience in handling bees.

Our Vision

visionWe encourage and develop
the art and science of bee keeping


visionWe strive to educate
Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support 

NSBKA

The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association - to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping