December in the Apiary

  • Continue to monitor natural varroa mite drop and plan treatment, eg, oxalic acid trickling.
  • Check your hives are protected against bad weather, woodpeckers, rodents and larger animals that may push them over.
  • Check mouse guards are in place and entrances are free from snow or debris.
  • Consider studying for module exams.
  • Write an article for NSBKA Beelines! All contributions gratefully received!
    (From Beelines - Dec-14)

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