Bees contribute 651 million a year to the UK economy

Researchers at the University of Reading in 2015 estimated the overall value of bees as pollinators by examining how heavily food crops rely on bees to grow, and how much the sale of these crops contribute to the UK economy. They found that bees contribute 651 million to the UK economy a year, which is actually 150 million more than the Royal Family is estimated to bring in through tourism.

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 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 


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