January in your Apiary

  • Check stores by hefting hives and supplement with fondant if required.
  • Continue to monitor natural varroa mite drop and treat with oxalic acid trickling if not already done so.
  • 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.
  • Write an article for NSBKA Beelines! All contributions gratefully received!

(From Beelines Jan 2015)

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