Bees sense of smell is 50 times better than that of dogs

Honey bees have 170 odorant receptors in their antenna, and have a sense of smell 50 times betterthan a dog. Bees are able to detect scents with their mouths, antennae and tips of their legs (tarsi). In all these areas bees have sensilla: tiny, hair-shaped organs that incorporate receptor nerve cells. Bees have been 'trained' to sniff out landmines by their trainers making the bees associate the scent of TNT with a sugary meal.

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