PNAS: Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination

"A shift in perspective from a bee-only focus is needed for assessments of crop pollinator biodiversity and the economic value of pollination. These studies should also consider the services provided by other types of insects, such as flies, wasps, beetles, and butterfliesimportant pollinators that are currently overlooked. ..."

Read research here: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Read sumary/article here: Bees not be-all and end-all in crop pollination {Australian Geographic}

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