230 beats per second

Honey bees beat their wings over a short arc of about 90 degrees at a rapid 230 beats per second and it is this high speed that makes their distinctive buzz.The sound is actually the result of the bee vibrating its flight muscles at that frequency, and the bee can achieve this while the muscles are decoupled from the wings so they also hum even without flying or moving their wings, this is a feature only known in bees but not other insects.

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