EurekAlert: Vibrating bees tell the state of the hive (accelerometers)

"A new device can remotely monitor hive activity without disturbing the bees, providing important up-to-the-minute info, while sparing beekeepers painful stings ...."

"We want to develop a tool to find out the status of honeybee colonies -- if the colony is starving, if there is a lot of foraging going on, or if the bees are preparing to swarm," said Martin Bencsik, a researcher in the School of Science & Technology at Nottingham Trent University.

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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