Irish Times: Supply of Irish honey at risk due to mild winter

"The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations is appealing for donations to help save the countrys bee population. Last years mild winter hampered Irelands honey production because bees could not mate at the right time. The group said the mild winter of 201-15 meant bees were out foraging for pollen on Christmas day. Mild temperature led to bees staying in hives for longer than usual. This creates a breeding ground for varroa, a mite that transmits viruses among the honeybee population. ...."

Read more here: The Irish Times

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