Royal Society of Chemistry: New buzz around vibrational smell theory

"Bees can distinguish between ordinary odorant molecules and versions with some hydrogen atoms replaced by deuterium, because the two variants of the smell-triggering molecules elicit different patterns of neural encoding in their brains. Thats the conclusion of a team of scientists in Italy, who have sought to clarify the debate over whether bees can discriminate isotopic forms or isotopomers of odorants. ..."

Read more here: Royal Society of Chemistry

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