Evening Times: Tiny hairs on bees 'dance in response to electric fields' transmitted by flowers

" Bumblebees use tiny vibrating hairs to sense electric fields transmitted by flowers, a study has shown. Static electricity causes the hairs to move and helps the bees find sources of pollen, scientists have discovered. A similar electroreception sense may be found in other insects, many of which have similar body hairs, the University of Bristol researchers believe. ...."

Read more here : Glasgow Eventing 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