Bees Wax

Bees have four pairs of wax-producing glands on the underside of the abdomen. These 8 wax glands secrete liquefied wax, which hardens into thin scales when it becomes exposed to the air. It is the young worker bees that are best at creating wax andthey can create eight of these scales of wax in a 12-hour period. To make one gram of wax it would take around 1,000 of these wax scales (To make 1lb of beeswax (0.45kg) requires about 6lbs (2.72kg) of honey to be consummed)

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