Ecology: Key to bee-ing social - Nature Asia

"The social network of honeybee colonies is substantially influenced by microbes in their gut, according to a study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. The presence of diverse bacteria in the gut increases the rate of social interactions among bees and is associated with increases in brain metabolites involved in sensory perception. ...." 

Read more here: Nature Asia

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