Offering bees hope by tackling deformed wing virus - Digital Journal

"Bee populations are in decline globally. There are several reasons: pesticides, habitat loss, mite infestation and viruses. New research has focused on a pathogen called deformed wing virus, and offers some hope. With the deformed wing virus, scientists have, for the first time, managed to simulate the course of disease using artificial genetic material of the virus. ...."

Read more here: Digital Journal

and see the research article - Construction and Rescue of a Molecular Clone of Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) - Here: Plos One

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