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  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

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  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

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  • 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 new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

    Learn more
  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

    Learn more
  • The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • 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 new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • 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 new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



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"The aims of the Association are to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support programmes in which members can participate and contribute."

My Apiary in December

1. Plan oxalic treatment
2. Check/Unblock entrances
3. Keep Hefting hives
4. Check all weatherproof

For a helpful list and more see the newsletter....

North Shropshire's Beelines

Our Activities

feature-3Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities. Available in 'Members' Area' of the website.

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Shows and Competitions

feature-2We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show, to promote public knowledge of bees and beekeeping.
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Swarm Collection

feature-1The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association maintains a list of members who offer swarm collection services.
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What Do Honeybees Do in Winter?

Published on Oct 30, 2018

To survive the cold winter months, honeybees do something unusual... they hug.

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Swarm Intelligence: How Bees Work Together To Become A Superorganism In High Winds - Forbes

What happens when you shake a swarm? This bundle of buzzing bees changes shape to form a more stable structure. This clever response is the result of individual bees following simple rules - a kind of emergent intelligence.

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Bees living on top of a London mosque - BBC News

East London Mosque in Whitechapel has seven beehives on its roof. About 400,000 bees live there. One of the beekeepers says the pollen inside the honey they produce helps hayfever sufferers and the wider community.

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David Domoney Published on Jun 1, 2018

At over 100 million years old, bees are one of the oldest living insects that can be found across the UK. With over 250 native species to be discovered, bees play a vital role in the pollination of the plants and flowers we love to grow.

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"We have associated them with light, summer and the promise of sweetness – honeybees, Apis mellifera. They have been mythologised perhaps more than any other creature. ..."

Read more here: The Ecologist

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 new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

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