BBC Radio 4: Honey harvest, Bees and pollination (3-OCT)

"Charlotte Smith finds out why this year's honey harvest is 40% down for many producers. She joins amateur and professional beekeepers at the Swindon Apiary in Wiltshire.

With varroa mite to contend with, and field trials underway to assess the possible impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the UK's declining bee population, Charlotte speaks to two amateur beekeepers, Mike Benson and Ian Cowdy, and professional bee farmer, Terry Cooke. ...."

Listen/Read more here: BBC radio 4

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