ucdavis.edu: Forager bees turn on gene expression to protect against microorganisms, toxins

"When honeybees shift from nurse bees to foragers, or from caring for the brood to foraging for nectar and pollen, the bees turn on gene expression with products that protect against microorganisms and degrade toxins, three University of California, Davis, scientists have discovered. ..."

Read more here: ucdavis.edu

(Paper: The journal article, titled Forager Bees (Apis Mellifera) Highly Express Immune and Detoxification Genes in Tissues Associated with Nectar Processing,nature.com)

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