Lab News: Ancient bees collected pollen in two ways

"The ancestors of honeybees that lived 50 million years ago collected pollen in two ways. By studying 44-48 million years old bee specimens, palaeontologists led by the University of Bonn in Germany discovered that the collected pollen on the back of the ancient bees legs came mainly from evergreen bushes and the pollen near their heads, chests and abdomens came from completely different plants. ..."

Read more here: Laboratory News

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