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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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



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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."

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 members who offer swarm collection services.

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How Do Honeybees Get Their Jobs? | National Geographic

Every honeybee has a job to do. Some are nurses who take care of the brood; some are janitors who clean the hive; others are foragers who gather pollen to make honey. Collectively, honeybees are able to achieve an incredible level of sophistication, especially considering their brains are only the size of sesame seeds. But how are these jobs divvied up, and where do bees learn the skills to execute them?

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LASI Bee Research & Outreach

This video describes the research project "Dancing bees communicate a foraging preference for rural lands in High Level Agri-Environment Schemes" carried out by Margaret Couvillon, Roger Schürch and Francis Ratnieks at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects (LASI), University of Sussex, UK and published in the scientific journal Current Biology in May 2014.

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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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Swarm Intelligence: How Bees Work Together To Become A Superorganism In High Winds - Forbes

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.

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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.

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What is the purpose of this policy?
This policy is prepared to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) (GDPR).

What personal data does NSBKA collect?
The data we routinely collect includes members names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers and colony details. We collect this data directly from our members when they join the Association.
For some of our members we may have additional information where appropriate, such as committee memberships, courses attended, and beekeeping qualifications.

What is this personal data used for?
We use members data for the administration of their membership of NSBKA, the communication of association information, and the organisation of events.

Who is your data shared with?
Your membership data is passed on to the BBKA, if you become a member when you join NSBKA. It is shared with Beecraft magazine if you subscribe to it. If you keep bees it is shared with the Bee Disease Insurance scheme (BDI), and with the Regional Bee Inspector.

Where does this data come from?
Data for most of our members comes from them when they join NSBKA and when they provide updates to the membership secretary during the time of their membership. These updates will be passed on to the organisations listed above as required.

How is your data stored?
This information is stored in digital form on computers and in the form of written documents held by the secretary, membership secretary and treasurer in order to fulfil the purposes described above. All information is stored securely in accordance with the requirements of the new GDPR legislation.

Who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations?
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we do not have a statutory requirement to have a Data Protection Officer. The NSBKA committee will be responsible for ensuring NSBKA discharges its obligations under the GDPR. The committee will investigate and report on any alleged data breaches.

Who has access to your data?

Members of the committee of NSBKA have access to members data in order for them to carry out their legitimate tasks for the organisation.

What is the legal basis for collecting this data?
NSBKA collects personal data that is necessary for the purposes of its legitimate interests as a membership organisation representing beekeepers and honeybees.

How you can check what data we have about you?
If you wish to see the membership data we hold about you, you should contact the Membership Secretary at the following email address:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How can you ask for data to be removed, limited or corrected?
There are various ways in which you can limit how your data is used:-

  • You can maintain your Association membership with your correct name but with limited contact details. However, we do need to have at least one method of contacting you.
  • You may choose not to receive information emails from NSBKA, eg newsletters, details of forthcoming events, etc.

How long we keep your data for, and why?
We normally keep members data for a period of 2 years after they resign or their membership lapses. However, we will delete any former members contact details entirely on request.

What happens if a member dies?
We normally keep members information after they die for a period of 2 years. If requested by their next-of-kin to delete it, we will do so on the same basis as when requested to remove data by a former member.

Weather at the Apiary - 7 Day Forecast

   


Pollen Identification Chart

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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.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

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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 

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