Early farmers used beehive products 8,500 years ago

The distinctive chemical 'fingerprint' of beeswax has been detected in many remains of pottery vessels from Neolithic sites across Europe. This shows that there has been an association between humans and honeybees and their products at least as far back as the Stone Age.

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